Lithuania will give Ukraine weapons to fight enemy drones
Ukraine will receive equipment from Lithuania to fight Russian drones. Vilnius plans to increase capacity for the production of this type of weapons
This was announced by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, LRT reports.
On January 11, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the leaders of Poland and Lithuania Andrzej Duda and Gitanas Nausėda in Lviv.
According to the Lithuanian leader, three main issues were discussed at this meeting: military assistance to Ukraine, economic and humanitarian assistance and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
"First, we can certainly rejoice that L-70 anti-aircraft systems and necessary ammunition will soon reach Ukraine. This is the continuous assistance that Lithuania provides to Ukraine. And I have no doubt that this year we will be able to provide a number of anti-aircraft missiles, which are appreciated by Ukrainian soldiers and which achieve significant results on the battlefield," Naudėda said.
At the same time, he noted that Lithuania's capabilities to produce weapons to counter drones are currently quite limited, but the country plans to increase its capacity.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said in Lviv that Ukraine would receive a company of Leopard tanks as part of an international coalition. Nauseda also said that Lithuania will transfer weapons, but did not specify what kind.
Lithuania has received additional 10 million euros from EU funds and is ready to accept, accommodate and integrate refugees from Ukraine if necessary.