Lithuania to transfer air defense systems, anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine

11 January, 09:03 PM
Gitanas Nausėda, Andrzej Duda and Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Lviv on January 11, 2023 (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

Gitanas Nausėda, Andrzej Duda and Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Lviv on January 11, 2023 (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

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.

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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.

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