On February, 16 in the Republic of Lithuania the celebrations on the occasion of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania were held.
As part of celebrations a ceremony of flag-raising of the Baltic States was held on Simonas Daukantas Square in front of the Presidential Palace supplemented with a welcoming address made by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė.
The event was attended by the former President of the Republic of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus, the first Chairman of the Parliament of Lithuania - restored Seimas Vytautas Landsbergis, representatives of the Government and Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, the Lithuanian community and media, Vilnius Ukrainian community and diplomatic corps accredited to the Republic of Lithuania.
Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Lithuania Volodymyr Yatsenkivkyi and the Embassy staff participated in the festive event.
On February 16, 1918 the Supreme Council of Lithuania declared the Restoration of the independent state of Lithuania with its capital Vilnius.