Lithuania: President urges EU accession talks with Ukraine in 2023

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda urged the EU to begin membership negotiations with Ukraine in 2023, BNS reports. Speaking after a meeting with European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, Nauseda argued that a clear European perspective would inspire Ukrainians to continue fighting for their country. He said that Lithuania was ready to share its experience and provide consultations to Ukraine on the membership process. EU granted Ukraine candidate status in June 2022.