Lithuania seeks to supply arms to Ukraine

Lithuania's ambassador to Ukraine says Vilnius is ready to start shipping defensive weapons to Ukraine to help the country stop Russia seizing more of its territory.

Lithuania seeks to supply arms to Ukraine

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Lithuania’s ambassador in Ukraine has said his country is ready to supply weapons to Kiev, which continues to face tensions in east.

"We are ready to help Ukraine by all means, especially military," Ambassador Marius Janukonis told reporters Sunday.

Marius Yanukonis told Ukraine's Channel 5 that Lithuania wanted to be the first country to openly arm Ukraine and hoped it would set an example to other NATO countries which he said should follow suit.

Janukonis underlined that his country wants to set an example for European Union member states on military assistance to Ukraine.

According to the U.N., the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which is in its second year, has created a humanitarian crisis affecting more than five million people, including 1.7 million children.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Haziran 2015, 11:22