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Statement of Lithuanian MOD: Baltic countries increase military support to Ukraine by transfering US-made weaponry

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand united in our commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in face of continued Russian aggression. The Baltic States will continue supporting Ukraine not only in diplomatic and political ways, but also in strengthening Ukraine’s ability to defend itself.

In light of Russia’s increase in military pressure in and around Ukraine, the Baltic States have decided to answer Ukrainian needs and to provide additional defence related assistance. This aid will further enhance Ukraine’s capability to defend its territory and population in case of a possible Russian aggression.

Estonia will provide Javelin anti-armour missiles, while Latvia and Lithuania will provide Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and adjacent equipment to bolster Ukraine’s defensive military capabilities. This defence related assistance follows the approval of the United States government on the third party transfer to provide U.S.-made equipment to Ukraine.

Stinger Missile Training by Lithuanian Armed Forces / Source Lithuanian MOD

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and their allies are working together expeditiously to hand over the security assistance to Ukraine.

We sincerely hope that Ukraine will face no need to use this equipment and call on Russian Federation to seize its aggressive and irresponsible behaviour.


Article prepared in accordance with the statement of the Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania [1].


Cover illustration: Stinger anti-aircraft missile system / Lithuanian Armed Forces


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