Lithuania's total support to Ukraine reaches EUR 1 b – ministry

  • 2023-06-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania's total support to Ukraine, which is fighting back against Russia's military aggression, has reached a billion euros, the Economy and Innovation Ministry said on Thursday. 

"Lithuania's total military, humanitarian and financial support to Ukraine is estimated to have reached 1 billion euros, which accounts for 1.42 percent of GDP for 2022," it said in a press release.

Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite discussed support for Ukraine and its post-war reconstruction during a conference in London on rebuilding the war-ravaged country. 

"Being part of this conference gives me the opportunity not only to make a political statement, but also to meet with business representatives to discuss Ukraine's very specific needs and further reconstruction efforts," Armonaite said at the Ukraine Recovery Conference.

"This is very important because the reconstruction of Ukraine would be almost impossible without the involvement of private businesses and organizations," the minister said.

"Efforts to rebuild a modern, resilient and innovative Ukraine also require a focus on innovation and digitalization where Ukraine already has a strong foundation and ensures the proper functioning of technology even in wartime," she added.

Armonaite also took part in a session on Ukraine's digital transformation, where participants were briefed on the country's digitization achievements, vision for the future and the resilience of the sector.

Lithuania is currently carrying out a number of projects to rebuild Ukraine's infrastructure.