Lithuania preparing new military aid package for Ukraine

7 March, 04:31 AM
Minister of Defense of Lithuania Arvydas Anušauskas (Photo:Arvydas Anušauskas/

Minister of Defense of Lithuania Arvydas Anušauskas (Photo:Arvydas Anušauskas/

Lithuania is preparing a new military aid package for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and plans to train 1,600 Ukrainian troops throughout 2023, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anušauskas announced during a meeting with First Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine, Gen. Oleksandr Pavlyuk, on March 6.

“Lessons learned in Ukraine help us purposefully develop our military potential,” he said. “We are also taking a firm stand to support Ukraine with all our capabilities and are preparing a new support package for Ukraine.”

So far, Lithuania has provided almost EUR 409 million ($437 million) worth of military support to Ukraine, in addition to training Ukrainian minesweepers.

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The minister added that Lithuania is preparing for the upcoming summer NATO summit in Vilnius. The summit will deal with, among other matters, the prospects of Ukraine's membership in the alliance.

Earlier, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda called on Western countries to cross any remaining "red lines" in supplying military aid to Ukraine.

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