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Index – Abroad – Baltic states send missiles to Ukraine

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said on Friday that Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are sending Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine.

According to their statement, the Baltic states decided to provide defense assistance to Kiev due to the increased military pressure from Russia on Ukraine and its borders. Estonia provides Javelin anti-tank missiles and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles from Latvia and Lithuania and related equipment to enhance Ukraine’s military and defense capabilities.

They added that this assistance became possible after the US government allowed the transfer of US-made weapons to third parties.

We sincerely hope that Ukraine will not have to use these weapons, and we call on the Russian Federation to refrain from aggressive and irresponsible behavior.

– Countries in contact.

According to the Ukrainian news Pravda, the Czech Republic is also planning to supply Ukraine with 152 mm shells for its heavy artillery. This was stated on Thursday in an interview with Czech Defense Minister Jana Sernuchova.

The United Kingdom sent 2,000 anti-tank guns and about thirty elite soldiers to Ukraine this week to train personnel of the Ukrainian armed forces. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday that his government is lending about 120 million Canadian dollars (about 30.4 billion forints) to Kiev to counter Russian destabilization efforts that threaten the Ukrainian economy.

Meanwhile, Spain sent warships to help Ukraine. In this regard, by the way, the Russians are already moving, and they have redirected warships to the Mediterranean, citing military exercises.

(Cover Photo:
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense / Publication / Reuters)

(via MTI)

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