August 11, 2008 / 8:38 PM / 10 years ago

Polish, Ukrainian, Baltic leaders to visit Georgia

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Leaders of Poland, Ukraine and the three Baltic states plan to leave for the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Tuesday to express their solidarity with President Mikheil Saakashvili, Lithuania said on Monday.

The office of Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus said in a statement that he, Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, as well as the prime minister of Latvia and Estonia were to go to Tbilisi tomorrow.

“The leaders of the five states are going to express their support to Georgia, which is being occupied by Russian troops, and its people, and for the lawfully elected president Mikheil Saakashvili,” the Lithuania president’s office said in a statement.

Latvian Prime Minister Ivars Guodmanis and Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip would represent their countries, the statement added.

Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis

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