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    Lithuania to send ammunition, more instructors to Ukraine, president says

    VILNIUS, Dec 07, BNS – Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, currently on a visit to Kiev, on Friday promised that Lithuania would send ammunition to Ukraine and also more army instructors to train local forces.

    Lithuania will also send cyber security experts to help withstand hybrid attacks, especially during the upcoming presidential and general elections next year.

    "We have decided to provide immediate military support in the form of ammunition, and we will increase the number of army instructors and cyber security instructors. We have also decided on additional humanitarian assistance," Grybauskaite told a joint press conference with her Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

    Lithuania has previously supplied Ukraine with ammunition, as well as certain weapons and hardware, with the first shipment sent reaching Ukraine in 2014 when Russian annexed Crimea and started supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    Currently, over 20 Lithuanian instructors are training Ukrainian forces. Under a parliament mandate, Lithuania can send up to 60 troops to Ukraine.

    By Saulius Jakucionis

    Vilnius newsroom, politika@bns.lt, +370 5 205 85 10

    • Published: 07.12.2018 14:09
    • LETA, BNS
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