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Lithuania raises over €8 mln for purchasing equipment for Armed Forces of Ukraine

Lithuania raises over €8 mln for purchasing equipment for Armed Forces of Ukraine Lithuania raised over €8 million for the Ukrainian Armed Forces (Photo: Getty Images)

In Lithuania, over 8 million euros have been raised for the purchase of military equipment for Ukrainian defenders, according to LRT.

The charitable campaign to raise funds lasted for four weeks. It was organized by LRT together with the organizations Blue/Yellow, Laisvės TV, Stiprūs kartu, and journalist Rita Miliūtė.

Overall, nearly 8.3 million euros were raised. The final amount was announced after a charity concert on Saturday, February 24, the second anniversary of the full-scale war in Ukraine.

The funds collected by Lithuanians, together with the companies, will go towards the purchase of 1,115 sets for Ukrainian military personnel. Each set includes night vision monoculars, laser sights, and individual anti-drone complexes, costing 7,500 euros.

The company Brolis Semiconductors and NT Service produces the equipment to be purchased in Lithuania.

Lithuania's assistance

The Baltic countries - Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia - have supported Ukraine since the first days of the full-scale war. The Baltic countries have provided military, financial, and humanitarian assistance and have also accepted tens of thousands of refugees from Ukraine.

Lithuania has purchased two NASAMS air defense missile system launchers for Ukraine, which will help strengthen our country's air defense. In November, Lithuania announced the transfer of NASAMS launchers, necessary equipment, and off-road vehicles to Ukraine.

Later, on November 24, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced that the NASAMS systems provided by Lithuania were already on combat duty.