Lithuania will provide Ukraine with air defense systems and anti-aircraft guns, Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda said during his visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Jan. 11.
“Today I brought good news for Ukraine,” Nausėda said during a briefing with his Ukrainian and Polish counterparts, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Andrzej Duda.
“We’re transferring air defense systems and anti-aircraft guns, which should help you in the fight,” he said.
In turn, Duda announced that Poland would transfer a batch of Leopard tanks to Ukraine as part of the creation of an international coalition.
Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak on his Twitter confirmed Lithuania’s decision to supply Ukraine with air defense systems and anti-aircraft guns, adding “together, we are defending freedom, democracy, and the future of Europe.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda had a meeting in Lviv on Sept. 11, during which they signed a joint declaration of the presidents of the Lublin Triangle.
The last meeting in this format took place on Feb. 23, 2022, a few hours before the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion.