Lithuanian defmin to discuss security situation in Ukraine

  • 2021-12-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian National Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas will be on a formal visit to Ukraine where he will discuss the existing security situation with Ukraine’s new Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov and meet with Lithuanian military personnel serving in Ukraine, the ministry said.

The visit to Kyiv will be conducted not just to have an in-person introduction to the new counterpart but also to express support to Ukraine in the face of the military threat.

Anusauskas will also deliver the symbolic part of military assistance, 490 bulletproof vests and tactical belts dedicated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine on a non-reimbursable basis by the Lithuanian Government Resolution back in October.

Material assistance to Ukraine is a part of the consistent and comprehensive Lithuania’s support to help the country ensure its defensive capabilities and sovereignty of the state. The material support rendered to Ukraine by Lithuania amounts to EUR 6 million in 2014-2021.

Lithuania and Ukraine marks the 30th anniversary of their diplomatic relations this year. Lithuania has been a staunch support of Ukraine’s independence and territorial since the start of the Russian military aggression in 2014, and has been providing every form of legal assistance, including military, ever since.