On August 24, 2015 in Vilnius at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Lithuania was held the festive event on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine, organized by the Lithuanian public and political movement “Sąjūdis”.
The event was attended by the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania, professor V.Landsbergis, deputies of the Seimas of Lithuania E.Zingeris, M.Adomenas and R.Kupčinskas, Director of the Eastern Neighborhood Policy Department of the MFA of Lithuania J.Grinevičius, diplomatic corp of the Lithuanian MFA, activists of the public and political movement “Sąjūdis”, representatives of the Vilnius Community of Ukrainians, priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, as well as the Lithuanian society and local media.
The event was also attended by the staff of the Embassy.
Сhargé d’affaires ad interim of Ukraine in the Republic of Lithuania A.Skliar, professor V.Landsbergis, member of the Seimas R.Kupčinskas, and the President of “Sąjūdis” L.Keroserius addressed to the participants of the event with the speeches on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine.
The participants sang the Anthems of Ukraine and the Republic of Lithuania, observed a minute of silence in memory of the fallen for the freedom and independence of Ukraine, and lit candles in memory of the citizens of Ukraine who died for the freedom of the Ukrainian state.
The Chairman of the social and-political movement "Sąjūdis" L.Keroseryus read out the appeal “On the Preservation of Independence and Territorial Integrity of Ukraine” as of 24.08.2015, prepared jointly by "Sąjūdis" and the Vilnius Community of Ukrainians, a copy of which was handed over to the Embassy.