Lithuania pledges to send counter drone equipment to support Ukrainian defence forces

Lithuania’s defense ministry is to send additional military equipment, including counter drone systems, to Ukraine according to a report by Republic World.

According to the newspaper, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvidas Anushauskas held a high-level meeting with the first deputy speaker of Verkhovna Rada, Oleksandr Korniyenko, to discuss Vilnius’s further support to the war-ravaged country. As per the announcement, the next shipment will include anti-drone and thermal imaging equipment, and a Bayraktar drone.

“In the near future, we will hand over armoured vehicles, trucks and SUVs to Ukraine. A decision on the shipment of anti-drones and thermal imagers will be made these days as well,” said Anushauskas in a statement released on 6 June 2022.

Lithuanian military support to Ukraine so far includes Stinger air defence systems, anti-tank weapons, body armour and helmets, 120 mm mortars, small arms, ammunition, thermal imagers, drones, anti-drone, and surveillance radars. In total, Lithuania’s military assistance to Ukraine so far amounts to about 115 million euros

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