Lithuania to hand over anti-drone weapons to Ukraine
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The Lithuanian government will hand over 36 anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine to fight Russian drones, Minister of Defense of Lithuania, Arvydas Anushauskas, said during a press briefing on Feb. 09.
“We have already completed the training of 15 instructors who will be ready to work on the Ukrainian territory and train the Ukrainian troops,” he said.
“We are also transferring 36 anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine, which can effectively counteract drones.”
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, while also at the briefing, added that Lithuania had trained instructors who agreed to teach the Ukrainian troops on the territory of Ukraine.
“I want to note the importance of the fact that the Lithuanian side is preparing not only to provide air defense systems, but instructors who can then teach our servicemen,” Reznikov said.
“Meaning, they will train our instructors. And this allows us our Ukrainian instructors, trained in Lithuania, to continue to train our crews already there.”
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