Lithuania is ready to send lethal weapons to Ukraine

Lithuania is ready to send lethal weapons to Ukraine

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Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania Arvidas Anushauskas said that Lithuania is ready to transfer Ukraine lethal weapons.

According Militarnyi with reference to the statement of the Minister of Defense of Lithuania Arvidas Anushauskas.

“It is necessary to support Ukraine in every possible way, and Lithuania is ready for this, including the transfer of lethal weapons to Ukraine”, the Minister said.

At the same time, he does not specify what kind of weapons Lithuania intends to transfer to Ukraine.

“I will not now answer directly, this is a question of a multilateral agreement, since several states are involved, not only the donor and recipient of arms, but also the manufacturer and supplier,” said Anushauskas

Міністр оборони Литви Арвідас Анушаускас. Фото: Твіттер міністра

Anushauskas told about Lithuania’s readiness to hand over lethal weapons to Ukraine at a joint press conference with German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht.

Recall, on December 3, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that the number of Russian troops that can be involved in the escalation is estimated at 94,300 people.

On December 18, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov stressed that Kyiv needs the help of the West in the form of not only defense weapons, but also offensive, as Moscow has plans to resolve a large-scale war.

Assistance from Lithuania

In September, it was reported that Lithuania plans to transfer equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the form of body armor and ballistic belts worth more than 677 thousand euros.

On December 8, Lithuania handed over the first part of military assistance to Ukraine – body armor and ballistic belts.

Розвантаження литовського літака в українському аеропорту Фото: Міністерство оборони Литви

Lithuania also plans to give Ukraine a light attack aircraft L-39ZA. According to the project prepared by the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania, the aircraft should be transferred to the Ukrainian Armed Forces for free.

In December 2021, Ukraine should receive Lithuanian-made anti-drone systems to combat unmanned aerial vehicles.

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