Lithuania continues to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons

In 2016, Lithuania sent Ukraine 147 shipments of lethal weapons that were designed and produced at the time of USSR, as reported by Ukrinform news agency. The above statistics is accessible through the UN Global Arms Trade portal.

In particular, Vilnius sent Ukraine 60 KPV-14.5 Vladimirov heavy machine guns (used on Ukrainian BTR armored vehicles) and 86 Degtyaryov 12.7 mm portable machine guns.

These machine guns are used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in eastern Ukraine.

Earlier Lithuania also supplied Ukraine with 150 tons of Soviet era ammunition which was stored in the country.

The U.S.A provides the biggest portion of military aid to Ukraine, followed by the Great Britain, Canada and Lithuania. However, only Lithuania sends lethal weapons to Ukraine.

  Lithuania, Ukraine, War in Ukraine