On July 28, president Gitanas Nausėda arrived in Kyiv. The visit was timed to the Statehood Day of Ukraine, which is celebrated today.
President Gitanas Nausėda addressed the parliament of Ukraine. The president of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, also participated online. After his speech, Nausėda presented the people of Ukraine and president Zelenskyy with the Order of Vytautas the Great.
"In Kyiv, I addressed the Ukrainian parliament and the people of Ukraine. Ukraine celebrates Statehood Day for the first time! The Ukrainian nation's courage is exceptional. Lithuanian people will always stand with you! Ukraine will win! Ukraine will be in the EU! Together to victory! Glory to Ukraine!" Gitanas Nausėda
The Order was founded on September 1, 1930, in honour of the 500th anniversary of the death of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great. the award has 7 degrees: five basic degrees, one special degree and order. The Order with a golden chain, which Ukrainians received today from Lithuania, is the highest state award of the Republic of Lithuania.