Baltics send military aid to Ukraine

Latvia and Lithuania have decided to supply Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, while Estonia will supply it with Javelin anti-tanks missiles

Baltics send military aid to Ukraine

Military drills at the Kadamovsky range in the Rostov region, Russia December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov

According to a statement published by Defense ministries of Latvia and Lithuania last weekend, the two countries will provide Stinger man-portable anti-aircraft missile (MANPADS) and adjacent equipment to bolster Ukraine’s defensive military capabilities.

Estonian Minister of Defense Kalle Laanet has confirmed the approval from the United States to transfer Javelin's anti-tank missile weapon to Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian News Agency Interfax, Estonia has requested Germany to deliver D-30 122mm towed howitzers to Ukraine.

The US Embassy in Kiev reports that $200 million in US military aid was sent to Ukraine over the weekend. Britain also sent Ukraine arms shipments, while Germany's Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced that Germany was not sending military aid at this time.

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