On November 10 Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas met with President of Ukraine HE Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to Kyiv and presented to him Lithuania’s military assistance and further plans for it. Possibilities for joint defence industry projects were discussed as well.
“Security of Ukraine is an integral component of the Euro-Atlantic security, and it is only NATO membership that will provide to Ukraine the security assurances and credible deterrence against the expansionist Russian aggression. We promote the issues of Ukraine’s NATO membership in all formats, especially with those who are less than passionate supporters, because the conclusion of this war will determine the security of Lithuania and in Europe,” said A. Anušauskas.
A. Anušauskas personally thanked V. Zelenskyy for his unbreakable wartime leadership and reassured him of Lithuania’s unwavering commitment. Minister briefed President on Lithuania’s effort in supplying military vehicles and equipment, organizing the demining coalition, training military personnel of Ukraine and providing medical treatment and rehabilitation of for injured Ukrainian troops.
During the visit in Kyiv Minister also met with Minister of Defence of Ukraine Rustem Umerov. Ministers had an in-depth discussion about the current state of the war, Ukraine’s further actions, assistance requirement and military cooperation.
Photo credit: MoD/ SSgt A. Čemerka