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Lithuania and Ukraine strengthen their military ties

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Lithuania and Ukraine strengthen their military ties
Lithuania and Ukraine will strengthen their military relations and defence cooperation plans. The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence has had approved by the Government its plan to send two depute defence attachés in the diplomatic mission in Ukraine. In total, three deputy defence attachés will work at the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine.


A Lithuanian Army Mi-7 helicopter during an exercise (Source: Lithuanian MoD)


The additional posts will further develop the defence cooperation plans between the two countries ensuring the direct provision of information to the Ministry of National Defence and other authorities responsible for national security of the Republic of Lithuania. Furthermore, they will enable Lithuania’s active contribution to NATO’s assistance projects to Ukraine.

Since the beginning of Russia's aggression in Ukraine, Lithuania has been actively supporting Ukraine by all kinds of possible and legally permissible assistance, including military. The Ministry of National Defence is providing humanitarian aid and material support and has handed over elements of weaponry with regard to the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Ukraine’s military personnel injured in the Anti-Terrorism Operation (ATO) are treated in Lithuanian civilian medical care institutions and in the Military Rehabilitation Centre in Druskininkai.

The Lithuanian and the Ukrainian Armed Forces cooperate in the area of military training and education. Ukrainian military are invited to study at Lithuanian military education institutions and Lithuania funds Ukrainian soldiers’ studies at the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL).

Lithuanian paramedics took part in the U.S. mission of training the Ukrainian Armed Forces from this February till April. Instructors of the Lithuanian Armed Forces have been training Ukrainian soldiers alongside U.S. troops since this July.
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