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Intelligence cooperation and infrastructure protection: What Ukraine gains from agreement with Lithuania

Intelligence cooperation and infrastructure protection: What Ukraine gains from agreement with Lithuania Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda (
Author: Daryna Vialko

In Brussels, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda signed an agreement on security cooperation between the two countries, according to the Presidential Office.

According to the agreement, Lithuania commits to annually provide Ukraine with security and defense support amounting to 0.25% of its GDP. In 2023, military aid to Ukraine reached nearly 80 million euros, with 35 million euros directed towards a Czech initiative for purchasing artillery ammunition. This amount is expected to increase in 2024 with new packages of military assistance.

Lithuania will supply Ukraine with modern military equipment and support in ground, air, naval, space, and cyber-electromagnetic spheres. In addition, it is possible to resume a military training mission on the territory of Ukraine.

The agreement includes joint efforts against hybrid threats and nuclear risks, enhancing critical infrastructure protection, and cooperation in intelligence. Lithuania will also assist Ukraine in identifying sources of funding for developing its defense-industrial complex.

The document reaffirms support for Ukraine's peace formula and its EU and NATO membership. It also addresses holding aggressors accountable, strengthening sanctions against Russia, and establishing a compensation mechanism.

Lithuania will continue providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine and actively participate in its reconstruction.

The full text of the agreement is available HERE.

Security guarantees

Since the beginning of 2024, Ukraine has strengthened its security through security assurance agreements signed with 16 European countries and the United States. The partners are the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, France, Denmark, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, and Iceland.

Today, Ukraine also signed a security agreement with the European Union, Estonia, and Lithuania.