Lithuanian Minister of Defense: Lithuania will continue to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

The position of Lithuania regarding the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine remains unchanged, Ukrinform reports, citing Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis.

"Regarding lethal weapons, we already provided them several years ago. And our position remains unchanged: we are ready to provide [weapons] in the future, but, of course, based on our capabilities," he stressed.

Karoblis recalled that Lithuania provides Ukraine with all kinds of assistance, from training of Ukrainian soldiers to treatment for fighters wounded in the ATO zone.

"First of all, our priority is the training of Ukrainian servicemen and assistance in carrying out defense reform. We are joining an advisory group on defense sector reform," the head of the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.
Earlier, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that at the moment, Ukraine only receives lethal weapons from Lithuania.

"Since the first day of Russian aggression ... we have appealed to all countries of the world for support in the form of lethal weapons. Only Lithuania has given us such assistance so far.  We continue to wait, and are ready to receive lethal weapons. But for this we do not need a decision on our end, but that partner countries. We very much hope for such support,” Poltorak told journalists at an arms show in the center of Kyiv.

In early October, a group of Lithuanian military instructors from the dragoon battalion in Klaipeda left for Ukraine to participate in the military training operation. This is the second group of military personnel consisting of representatives of the battalion.

  Lithuania, Weapons to Ukraine, Ukraine