Three Seas Summit welcomes Zelenskyy in Lithuania

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived in Lithuania to join the Three Seas Summit and hold discussions with fellow heads of state, announcing his participation on Telegram on April 11.

Zelenskyy has a packed agenda, including crucial meetings and the signing of a new bilateral security agreement.

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Bolstering air defense, meeting the urgent needs of Ukrainian fighters, and rallying international support against Russian aggression are the current top priorities, he said.

“Russian aggression not only threatens Ukraine but also every nation neighboring Russia and all who value international law,” Zelenskyy said.

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The Three Seas Summit is an international economic and infrastructure initiative that brings together 12 EU countries and Ukraine, located near the Baltic, Black, and Adriatic Seas.

The initiative aims to foster regional dialogue on various issues concerning member countries. It was inaugurated in Dubrovnik in 2016, and Ukraine gained participant status at the seventh summit in Riga on June 20, 2022.

Russia’s April 11 mass attack on Ukraine

Russia launched another mass attack on Ukraine using Shahed kamikaze drones, cruise missiles launched from Tu-95MS aircraft, and Kinzhal hypersonic missiles and guided air missiles from Su-34 jets overnight on April 11.

At least 10 strikes targeted Kharkiv and its surrounding areas, leading to new power outages in the city.

Lviv Oblast, particularly the city of Stryi, also faced heavy combined attacks.

Russia reportedly targeted critical infrastructure in Zaporizhzhya in Kyiv oblasts, local authorities reported.

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The energy systems of four regions — Kyiv, Lviv, Zaporizhzhya, and Kharkiv — came under attack, with two DTEK thermal power plants suffering serious damage, Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said.

Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 37 out of 40 Shahed kamikaze drones during the night and morning of April 11, the General Staff said.

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