Spain, Lithuania announce new military aid for Ukraine
Spain's acting Defense Minister Margarita Robles has announced a new military aid package for Ukraine, which will include armored personnel carriers
This is reported by the press service of the Spanish Defense Ministry.
The official briefed her colleagues on the status of Spain's supplies of equipment to Ukraine, noting the announced transfer of new armored transport vehicles, inflatable command ships, as well as various equipment, launchers and missiles for air and ship defense, special trucks for working with these systems, and ambulances.
The Spanish Defense Ministry did not disclose the number of vehicles or their names.
In addition, Spain sent a significant batch of medical supplies to support the work of the Role 2+ hospital, which was handed over in August.
Robles also noted significant progress in the training of Ukrainian personnel in Spain as part of the EUMAM Ukraine mission and under the coordination of the Toledo Training Center.
Finally, the minister emphasized the contribution of Spanish military hospitals to the treatment of Ukrainian soldiers, where 77 seriously wounded with amputations have already received the necessary assistance and prostheses.
At the same time, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas announced that Ukraine will receive maritime surveillance radars and ammunition for the Carl Gustaf anti-tank grenade launcher. In addition, starting this month, Leopard tanks intended for Ukraine will be repaired in Lithuania.
"We are working to establish a coalition for mine action. I call on countries that are still undecided to join the coalition by contributing training, equipment or financial contributions," he said.
Following the Ramstein meeting on September 19, Ukraine agreed with its allies to create a Coalition of Capabilities and to continue supporting Ukraine with weapons.
At the Ramstein meeting, Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin assured that Abrams tanks "are about to appear on the battlefield in Ukraine."
At a meeting of the Contact Group, Estonia, Luxembourg, and Ukraine launched an IT coalition to give the Ukrainian Armed Forces an advantage on the battlefield.