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Lithuania hands over drone defense systems to Ukraine

Lithuania hands over drone defense systems to Ukraine Photo: Lithuania handed over anti-drone systems to Ukraine (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Lithuania has handed over a new batch of military aid to Ukraine. This time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive anti-drone equipment, according to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense.

"Lithuania continues to provide uninterrupted military support to Ukraine," the statement says.

Anti-drone systems transferred by Lithuania have reached the country.

General assistance

The Ministry of Defense explained that the military support provided to Ukraine currently includes various weapons, ammunition, drones, anti-drone equipment, training of soldiers, repair of heavy equipment, and all other support provided following the stated needs of Ukraine.

Lithuania has already developed a plan for long-term support for Ukraine worth 200 million euros over 2024-2026.

Lithuania's assistance to Ukraine

Lithuania has been one of Ukraine's most active allies since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. It provides military assistance to Ukrainian defenders and supports our country's membership in the European Union and NATO.

In January, Lithuania approved a €200 million long-term assistance package for Ukraine. This was announced by President Gitanas Nausėda during his visit to Kyiv.

Lithuania recently allocated 5 million euros to support the reconstruction of schools and kindergartens in Ukraine. Also, in early February, another package of military aid arrived in Ukraine.