Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis advocated for an increase in the number of Lithuanian military instructors who train Ukrainian servicemen during a meeting with Ukrainian Defense Minister, Stepan Poltorak, on Friday in Vilnius.
"It is necessary to continue cooperation and increase the number of Lithuanian military instructors who train Ukrainian servicemen in order to improve this work. It is also necessary to expand international cooperation and the exchange of experience with regard to the public and democratic control of the Armed Forces, including cooperation at the Special Operations Forces level, and within cyber security and educational programs," the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine quotes Karoblis as saying.
During the talks, the parties discussed the development of cyber defense and agreed on joint actions within the framework of the Ukraine-NATO commission.
In April Lithuanian instructors went to Ukraine to train Ukrainian servicemen. They will spend three months engaged in training the Armed Forces in the International Peacekeeping and Security Center at the Yavoriv training range in the Lviv region. Lithuanian instructors have participated in training the Ukrainian army since autumn of last year.
In 2015-2016, Lithuania supplied Ukraine with 150 tons of weapons.