The Lithuanian Defence Minstry has confirmed that in 2016, Lithuania intends to receive and provide rehabilitation to 50 Ukrainian soldiers injured in the war in Eastern Ukraine.
"The plan is to continue the rehabilitation program for Ukrainian troops next year,” Asta Galdikaite, a spokeswoman for the Defense Ministry, told BNS on December 7.
“The first group of injured soldiers should arrive in January, with the total number reaching 50 over the year,” she continued.
On November 24, 2015, four Ukrainian soldiers came to Lithuania’s soldier rehabilitation center in Druskininkai.
They will remain there until December 22.
The initiative is part of the Ukrainian-Lithuanian agreement to receive 50 troops for rehabilitation in 2015.
In 2014, Lithuania financed the treatment of 43 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians last year.
The war between Russian-supported separatists and Ukrainian Armed Forces forces in Eastern Ukraine started in April 2014.