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VILNIUS – The second charity telethon in support of Ukraine “Together for Victory” was held on January 13 on the channel of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television LRT, during the live broadcast spectators sent about 82,700 euro.
The event, organized by the Blue/Yellow international volunteer organization and the Lithuanian National Radio and Television, was timed to coincide with the 27th anniversary of Defenders of Freedom Day, the tragic events in Vilnius on January 13, 1991, and was aimed at raising funds for the humanitarian aid for the eastern Ukraine, affected by Russian aggression, Embassy of Ukraine in Lithuania reported.
The Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers from eastern Ukraine, a group of Ukrainian children from the eastern regions who study at the Vilnius Lithuanians’ House, chairman of the Blue/Yellow volunteer organization Jonas Ohman, heads of the diplomatic missions of Georgia, Latvia and Estonia accredited in Lithuania participated in the telethon among others.
“The viewers transferred about 82,700 euro just during the live broadcast of the charity telethon. The recipient of funds is the Blue/Yellow organization, which provides assistance to the victims of the Russian aggression in the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Ukrainian military, their families, children who lost their parents,” the statement reads.
Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, thanked Lithuania for its support. “We are grateful to our Lithuanian friends for their support and assistance for Ukraine!” he wrote on Twitter on January 15.