Disinfo: All Lithuanian projects supporting Ukraine have failed


All Lithuanian projects in support of Ukraine have failed. The “Marshall Plan”, initiated by Vilnius and involving large-scale macro-financial assistance to Kyiv from European institutions, is not the only one to have died.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the EU has abandoned Ukraine.

Lithuania continues to support Ukraine and its reform process. Between 2014 and 2018, the Republic of Lithuania provided more than 11.5 million euros in development cooperation with Ukraine. Lithuanian people and civil society also actively support Ukraine, each year, Lithuania receives 50 Ukrainian soldiers for rehabilitation.

The Marshall Plan for Ukraine is an initiative firstly introduced in the Lithuanian Parliament, which underscored the importance of continuing financial assistance to Ukraine in relation to the successful implementation of structural reforms. The underlying idea of the plan was later reiterated by the (now former) European Commissioner Johannes Hahn. See also here.

Since 2014, the EU and the European Financial Institutions have mobilised more than €15 billion in grants and loans to support the reform process in Ukraine. Read more about the EU-Ukraine cooperation here. 




  • Reported in: Issue184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Lithuania
  • Keywords: Ukraine, European Union, Abandoned Ukraine


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