Today: Thursday, 2 February 2023 year

Lithuania plans to supply Ukraine with anti-aircraft guns and helicopters.

Lithuania plans to supply Ukraine with anti-aircraft guns and helicopters.

Lithuania intends to supply Ukraine with dozens of L-70 anti-aircraft guns with tens of thousands of ammunition, Mi-8 helicopters, the total cost of the military assistance package will be 125 million euros, according to a joint statement by a number of NATO countries following a meeting of alliance representatives in the Estonian city of Tapa.

The defense ministers of Estonia, Great Britain and Lithuania, as well as the military representatives of Spain, the Netherlands, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Denmark and the Czech Republic discussed on Thursday in the Estonian city of Tapa the supply of weapons to Ukraine.

“The new Lithuanian military support package consists of dozens of L-70 anti-aircraft guns with tens of thousands of ammunition and two Mi-8 helicopters with a total replacement cost of approximately 85 million euros,” the government said in a statement.

It is noted that Lithuania during the year also intends to allocate 40 million euros for the purchase of anti-drones, optical instruments, thermal imagers and drones for Kyiv.

“In addition, 2 million euros will be sent to the UK International Fund to finance projects for the acquisition of heavy weapons, such as artillery systems and ammunition, direct fire platforms or armored combat vehicles,” the report says.