Lithuania remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting Ukraine, as evidenced by the recent delivery of anti-drones and generators on November 10th. The provision of drone jamming equipment is poised to enhance Ukraine’s capabilities in facing the enimy.
“Lithuania provides Ukraine with means to be effective on the modern battlefield. It is important to understand that the warfare of today requires such advanced technology as drone jamming, and the like. Power generators have been provided with the approaching winter in view, it looks like it is going to be a tough one,” says Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas.
According to General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukraine is desperately in need of advanced drone technology, electronic warfare capabilities and equipment for minesweeping.
Lithuania’s assistance to Ukraine this year so far includes Mi-8 helicopters, L-70 anti-aircraft guns with ammunition, M113 armored personnel carriers, millions of ammunition rounds, radiolocation equipment kits, and different other aid.
Besides the military vehicles and equipment, Lithuania also provides active training assistance to the Ukrainian military, takes in injured servicemembers for medical care, arranges expert consultations and contributes financially to international funds of assistance to Ukraine.
Lithuania has also approved a long-term assistance plan for Ukraine: a new EUR 200 million-worth package is planned for 2024–2026. In total, the assistance provided so far is worth of over EUR 1 billion, or more that 1.2 percent of GDP, and half of it is military assistance.