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    Nauseda Celebrates Success: Duda’s Talks with Trump Yield Positive Outcomes

    The discussions between Polish President Andrzej Duda and former U.S. President Donald Trump have marked a significant turn in the U.S.’s stance towards the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. This shift, catalyzed by Duda’s diplomatic efforts, comes at a crucial time as the U.S. House of Representatives approved a substantial aid package for Ukraine worth nearly $61 billion last Saturday.

    Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda highlighted the positive outcomes of Duda’s talks with Trump. “Recently, I have heard about a different rhetoric from Donald Trump himself and the readiness of the U.S. authorities to make the necessary and long-awaited decisions,” Nauseda stated. He expressed satisfaction with the achievements of the Polish President, underscoring the significance of the meeting in shaping U.S. policy.

    The approval of the aid package by the House signals the end of a months-long deadlock and paves the way for renewed support for Ukraine. The bill is expected to pass in the Senate next week. This legislative breakthrough was largely influenced by a shift in attitude among some Republican politicians, including House Speaker Mike Johnson.

    Media reports suggest that a “strong” report from U.S. intelligence on the situation in Ukraine and considerable political pressure played key roles in swaying opinion within the House. The meeting between Duda and Trump was particularly pivotal. Following their conversation, Trump publicly declared for the first time the importance of Ukraine’s survival to the United States, indicating a significant policy shift.

    President Nauseda also recognized the impact of Duda’s interaction with Trump, remarking on the apparent shift in Trump’s rhetoric and his administration’s willingness to act. These observations were reported by Lithuanian news portal lrt.lt, highlighting the broader international implications of the U.S.’s renewed focus on Ukraine.

    Lithuania has also attempted to engage with Trump’s circle, presenting the situation in Ukraine and the Russian threat in the region. This engagement reflects a broader strategy by European nations to influence U.S. policy through diplomatic channels.

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