President Gitanas Nausėda continues his visit to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the President attended the inauguration of the monument to Konstanty Ostrogski in Kyiv.
Konstanty Ostrogisky, a native of Ukrainian lands, one of the most famous military leaders of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, was distinguished by his exceptional personal and professional qualities, military skills and merits.
“Today he is best remembered as the victor of the Battle of Orsha in 1514. It was this victory that halted Moscow’s expansion and curbed its ambitions. The triumph of Konstanty Ostrogisky not only cautioned about the threat to European civilization arising in the East, but also demonstrated that this threat was surmountable,” the President said.
The authors of the tombstone are sculptors Oles Sydoruk, Boris Krylov and Arūnas Sakalauskas.
The President expressed his delight that joint Lithuanian-Ukrainian efforts had resulted in restoring the tombstone to Konstanty Ostrogisky, which was demolished 80 years ago, together with the Dormition Cathedral.