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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said international pressure and sanctions on the Russian Federation should continue until the de-occupation of all Ukrainian territories and the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners.

"Lithuania is very close to all Ukrainians. Our dialogue is full of mutual understanding and trust. These are all very important components for a lasting and effective partnership between our countries. A unity of positions between Kyiv and Vilnius on all issues of both the bilateral and international agenda was established during the negotiations," he said during a joint press conference with President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda in Vilnius, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Zelensky thanked Lithuania for their firm and consistent support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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"We see a clear understanding on the part of Lithuania that international pressure and sanctions should continue until full de-occupation of all territories of Ukraine and the release of all our political prisoners," Zelensky said.

The president of Ukraine also informed the president of Lithuania about the current situation in the occupied territories of Ukraine and the steps to prepare for the Normandy summit, which will be held on December 9.

"I am glad that our views on the ways to end the war completely coincide," he added.

Zelensky separately emphasized the importance of the practical assistance that Lithuania provides to Ukraine.

"It is the medical rehabilitation of the wounded Ukrainian military, and the social rehabilitation of Donbas, in particular, the project to equip the school in the town of Avdiyivka worth about EUR 1 million," he added.