05 Jul, 2022

VP Rudik travels to Lithuania and Sweden to advocate for more support to Ukraine

ALDE Party Vice President Kira Rudik travelled to Lithuania and Sweden last week where she met with the leadership of our member parties in the two countries to provide them with updates on the war in her country Ukraine and to ask for further support.

In Vilnius, Lithuania, she met with the Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament Viktorija Čmilėte-Nielsen and Minister of Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė – both also the leaders of ALDE Party member parties Liberalų sąjūdis and Laisvės Partija respectively – before addressing a joint session of both party’s MPs and met with the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius.

She also spoke to a group of female leaders from the liberal women's leadership programme of Liberalų sąjūdis.

After the meetings, she said: “Vilnius assured us of maximum support for Ukraine in the war with Russia. We received valuable advice: we now need to concentrate our efforts on working with those countries that are a little further away and more sceptical. Now it is important to bring them first-hand information and reinforce the relevance of the Ukrainian agenda.”

Later in Stockholm, Sweden, she met with Annie Lööf, leader of ALDE Party member Centerpartiet, and the rest of the party’s leadership and made a visit to Welcome House, a centre established by the city of Stockholm to help provide access to public authorities for new arrivals, to hear about their work welcoming Ukrainian citizens who travelled to the city fleeing the conflict. She also met with Fredrik Malm, deputy chairman of ALDE Party member Liberalerna, and Maria Nilsson, Party Secretary, and with members of Stockholm City Council.

Having previously been in Brussels at the moment Ukraine received EU candidate status, she concluded her mission attending the 75th Anniversary Congress of Liberal International in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Photo credit: Kira Rudik

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