On June 14, 2014, Ambassador of Ukraine Mr. V.Zhovtenko took part in a memorial event held in the Seimas of Lithuania dedicated to the memory of the mass deportations of Lithuanian population carried out by the occupation authorities of the former Soviet regime.
President of the Republic of Lithuania Ms.D. Grybauskaitė, Prime-Minister of Lithuania Mr. A.Butkevičius, members of Government and Seimas, veteran-victims of political repressions, Ambassadors of foreign countries accredited in Lithuania, Lithuanian public and mass media participated in the memorial event.
73 years ago, on June 14, 1941 the Soviet occupants began to arrest and deport the tens of thousands of the Lithuanian civilians to Siberia. NKVD continued mass number of arrests and deportations of Lithuanians until 1952.