Lithuania to Supply Ukraine with 3,000 Locally Produced FPV Drones

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, April 5, 2024
Lithuania to Supply Ukraine with 3,000 Locally Produced FPV Drones

In a significant move to bolster Ukraine’s defense capabilities, Lithuania has announced its decision to purchase around 3,000 Lithuanian-made FPV drones for Ukraine, in a deal valued at EUR 2 million

This announcement was made by the Lithuanian Prime Minister, Ingrid Šimonite, during a press conference alongside the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmyhal.

Prime Minister Šimonite highlighted Lithuania's ongoing support for Ukraine, noting that the country has already provided over EUR 1 billion in aid, with half of that amount directed towards military support. "To date, Lithuania has supplied more than EUR 1 billion in assistance to Ukraine, of which half is for military aid," she stated.

In addition to the drone purchase, Šimonite also mentioned Lithuania's contribution of EUR 35 million towards the procurement of ammunition, a move initiated by the Czech Republic. This gesture underlines Lithuania's commitment to supporting Ukraine amidst its ongoing conflict.

"We have also coordinated with the Minister of National Defense on Lithuania's imminent acquisition of approximately 3,000 Lithuanian FPV drones for nearly EUR 2 million through the Ministry of Defense. These drones are expected to reach the front lines within this year," stated Šimonite.

The cooperation extends beyond military aid. Šimonite disclosed Lithuania's plans to initiate a program aimed at the rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian servicemen. Furthermore, Lithuania intends to invest around EUR 15 million from various funding sources into the development of necessary infrastructure in Lviv, Zhytomyr, and Dnipro to support this initiative.

This comprehensive support package from Lithuania signifies a robust partnership with Ukraine, aiming to enhance its defense mechanisms and provide crucial assistance to its servicemen, reflecting the deep ties and solidarity between the two nations.

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