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Lithuania sends new batch of military aid to Ukraine

Lithuania sends new batch of military aid to Ukraine Minister of Defense of Lithuania Laurynas Kasčiūnas (
Author: Maria Kholina

Lithuania has once again extended military assistance to Ukraine. On Thursday, April 11, Ukraine received drones, generators, and cot beds for its armed forces, according to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.

"Lithuania continues to stand by Ukraine. We assist Ukraine with all means possible and explore avenues to enhance our support. The weaponry and equipment supplied by us and our allies make a decisive contribution to Ukraine's fight for freedom," said Laurynas Kasčiūnas, the Minister of National Defense.

The ministry said that in response to Ukraine's requests, Lithuania has already supplied 155-millimeter ammunition, M577 armored personnel carriers, anti-drone defense systems, winter gear, tens of thousands of sets of warm clothing, thousands of rounds for the Carl Gustaf anti-tank grenade launcher, and the RISE-1 remote detonation system this year.

"Lithuania's support to Ukraine is long-term and amounts to one billion euros. Lithuania has provided Ukraine with military aid totaling approximately 610 million euros. This year alone, around 84 million euros have been provided, with the aim of maintaining such a pace of support," the statement from the ministry read.

Lithuania's assistance to Ukraine

Since the onset of the full-scale Russian invasion, Lithuania has emerged as one of Ukraine's most active allies. It not only provides military aid to our defenders but also supports Ukraine's membership in the European Union and NATO.

In January, Lithuania approved a long-term aid package for Ukraine worth 200 million euros, as announced by President Gitanas Nauseda during his visit to Kyiv.

Moreover, in early April, Lithuania announced plans to procure nearly 3,000 FPV drones for the Ukrainian army, allocating 2 million euros from the Lithuanian budget for this purpose.

Just before these developments, Lithuania's Minister of National Defense, Laurynas Kasčiūnas, visited Kyiv and met with President Zelenskyy.

Lithuania will also support Ukraine in restoring its energy infrastructure.