On October 14, 2015 on the occasion of celebrating the Day of Defender of Ukraine in the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Lithuania was held a festive event for the military servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces who participated in the Anti-Terrorist Operation at the Eastern Ukraine, and have been receiving rehabilitation and treatment in the Lithuanian mediacal institutions, as well as have been training at the language courses in the respective Lithuanian institutions.
The event was attended by the Lithuanian volunteers, representatives of the Ukrainian Community of Lithuania, priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, diplomats of the Lithuanian MFA and servicemen of the National Minorities Department to the Government of Lithuania, activists of the Lithuanian public and political movement “Sąjūdis”, as well as the Embassy staff with the members of their families.
Сhargé d’affaires ad interim of Ukraine in the Republic of Lithuania A.Skliar addressed to the participants of the event with the greeting speech and congratulated both the Ukrainian military servicemen and Ukrainian Community of Lithuania on the occasion of the Day of Defender 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. Festive event was accompanied with numerous video materials dedicated to the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Anti-Terrorist Operation at the Eastern Ukraine.
The event continued with informal communication and joint performance of Ukrainian folk songs