Lithuania timed new military aid package to coincide with Ukraine's Independence Day
On 24 August, the day of the 32nd anniversary of Ukraine's independence, Lithuania officially announced an additional aid package for the country. Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas announced that military support worth 41 million euros would be sent.
This information was published on the official website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence. According to Anušauskas, the total amount of military aid that Ukraine has received from Lithuania since the beginning of the full-scale conflict has exceeded half a billion euros.
This package will include a variety of equipment, including Carl Gustaf ammunition, rifles, maritime surveillance radar sets, as well as 5.56 mm ammunition, generators, anti-drone equipment and other equipment. Ukraine will also receive a missile launch system for NASAMS.
"Lithuania's contribution to the struggle for Ukraine's freedom has already amounted to millions of units of ammunition and thousands of weapons, and as a return, valuable lessons and strengthening of Lithuania's defence. Lithuania continues to provide continuous support to Ukraine, which today celebrates the 32nd anniversary of its independence, and the total amount of military support to Ukraine since the beginning of the war has already exceeded half a billion euros," said Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas.
As a reminder, Norway will supply Ukraine with IRIS-T anti-aircraft missiles and demining equipment. The country will also help Kyiv secure gas and electricity supplies. This statement was made by Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre on Thursday during a visit to Kyiv.
Earlier it was reported that Lithuania would soon provide Ukraine with NASAMS launchers. The defence forces will receive them in September. This was announced on 23 August by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda on Twitter after a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.