President Dalia Grybauskaitė spoke on the phone with US Vice President Joe Biden about the situation in Ukraine, the Press Service of the President has informed.
The main issues discussed were the threats posed to regional security by the ongoing developments in Ukraine, the coordination of positions of Lithuania and the United States for a unified response to the crisis in Ukraine, and the steps to be taken to strengthen security in the Baltic region.
The President underlined that the entire international community was focused on Crimea and that Western countries were working closely together to coordinate their positions and actions.
The President said that Lithuania supported the proposal to send international observers to Crimea and was prepared to participate in the mission.
The President and the US Vice President addressed the situation at NATO’s borders where Russian troops were conducting military exercises. The President said that these exercises were closely followed.
They also discussed Lithuania’s and Poland’s request for consultations under Article 4 of the North Atlantic Treaty. If necessary, security in NATO member states will be strengthened.
Lithuania is closely coordinating its position with NATO countries. All measures are taken to ensure the security of Lithuania and the Baltic States.