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Lithuanian NASAMS are already on combat duty in Ukraine

Lithuanian NASAMS are already on combat duty in Ukraine Lithuanian NASAMS are already on combat duty in Ukraine (
Author: Maria Kholina

In November, Lithuania delivered two NASAMS air defense systems as part of the latest defense aid package for Ukraine, and they are now on operational duty, according to Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

The PM said that Lithuania has provided assistance to Ukraine totaling over one billion euros since the beginning of Russia's large-scale invasion.

"In recent months, we have also received armored vehicles, ammunition, radar equipment, and marine radars. In November, Lithuania handed over two launchers of the NASAMS air defense system. They are already on combat duty," Shmyhal said.

During a meeting in Kyiv with his Lithuanian counterpart Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister Shmyhal expressed gratitude for Lithuania's positive consideration of Ukraine's request for electronic warfare equipment produced in Lithuania to counter Russian drone attacks.

Furthermore, Shmyhal said that Lithuania is laying the foundation for long-term military support to Ukraine.

"According to Ms. Šimonytė, Lithuania plans to approve a three-year plan for military and other assistance to Ukraine, which will include treatment and rehabilitation, training of the military, humanitarian and military demining, and repair of military equipment," the official said.

Lithuania's assistance

Lithuania has been a staunch ally of Ukraine, providing not only weapons and military equipment but also participating in the training of Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel.

Recently, Lithuania delivered another military aid package to Ukraine, including generators, field beds, and dry food rations.

On November 10, Lithuania announced the transfer of two NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine, along with necessary equipment and off-road vehicles for the crew.

Additionally, on November 17, Lithuania provided Ukraine with a new batch of military aid, consisting of generators, field beds, and dry rations.

Today, November 24, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė came to Kyiv on a working visit.