According to Turchynov, Ukraine "managed to stop the advance of Russian occupation forces to the West." "However, in spite of the Minsk agreements, Russian aggression continues. There is an ongoing occupation of Crimea and part of the Donbas. Terrorists commit daily attacks against our territory," he said.
Turchynov also said that Russia continues to wage a hybrid war not only against Ukraine but also against the EU. According to him, Russia's bombardments in Syria, destruction of civilian infrastructure caused an "increased migration surge to the West." "As a result, the EU is flooded with weapons and terrorists, faces social and economic destabilization, etc." he added.
In addition, the NSDC secretary thanked the heads of parliaments of the Northern Europe and Baltic countries for their clear position on Ukraine and support that "we constantly feel." He believes that sanctions against Russia should not be a temporary campaign, "they must persist at least in the medium term, until the end of Russia's occupation and restoration of the full territorial integrity of Ukraine."
In turn, Chairman of the Seimas of Lithuania Loreta Grauzhinene, Speaker of the Althingi of Iceland Einar Kristinn Gudfinnsson, Chairman of Riksdag of the Kingdom of Sweden Urban Alin, and Deputy Speaker of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia Inese Lībiņa-Egner in their speeches expressed support for Ukraine and condemned the aggression of the Russian Federation. In addition, the sides discussed issues of multilateral cooperation and possible assistance to Ukraine.
"We support the sovereignty and indivisibility of the territory of Ukraine and are ready to aid it in implementing reforms and moving towards the European home," Chairman of the Seimas of Lithuania Loreta Grauzhinene said.