In 2013, with a view of expanding the cooperation between the Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine and further integration of our country into the European community there was taken a decision to set up the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Dnipropetrovsk region which became the seventh in Ukraine and the first such representation of the state as a member of the European Union .
Lithuanian diplomatic mission in Dnipro has been opened since November 18, 2013.
Three years of work have become rich and active. Many different projects such as free treatment and rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers in Lithuania, the studying of the students who left the ATO zone, the Days of Lithuania in Dnipro, coordinating of visits of honorary and important Lithuanian guests as meetings of Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania, Euro Parlament deputies, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European diplomats with the leadership of our city and the Lithuanian Diaspora were organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Lithuania in Ukraine, the Lithuanian government and local authorities. A large-scale training programme for medical staff of Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions have realized in the sphere of Psychosocial Rehabilitation according to EU standards. Lithuanian medics regularly pay a visit to Ukraine, strengthening cooperation and experience exchange between medical institutions of both countries.
All business and cultural events were widely covered by the media for Ukrainian public.
Representatives of Lithuanian authorities have expressed gratitude to Vitaliy Pivnyak, the Honorary Consul in Dnipro, for organization of various events. They highly appreciated his activities which have been strengthening the partnership and promote productive Ukrainian-Lithuanian dialogue.
A lot of significant achievements of Consulate were praised, which were positively appreciated not only by Lithuanian side, but also by the residents of Dnipropetrovsk region.
During all this time different work has held and many projects in humanitarian, economic and cultural spheres have planed for the future. We believe that the current difficult times will be a springboard for the growth of our country and new achievements for the wellbeing of both countries.
Greetings from advisers to the Head of Dnipropetrovsk RSA – Tetiana Guba and Vitaliy Lytvyn