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Lithuania Willing to Send Military Instructors to Ukraine

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte announced about her government’s willingness to contribute military instructors to Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion, joining other partners in this effort.

“Lithuania, if needed, maybe would train them also in Ukraine in partnership with countries that would be willing to do so,” Simonyte said in an interview in Singapore on May 31.

Lithuania has been a firm supporter of Ukraine throughout the war, continueing its pre-invasion training efforts. Since 2022, it has hosted Ukrainian troops for instruction as the conflict necessitated relocating training exercises outside Ukraine.

Emphasizing the advantage Russia holds in military power, Prime Minister Simonyte pleaded with partner nations to contribute 0.25% to 0.5% of their GDP to Ukraine’s cause. This financial injection, she stressed, would be “a very big difference.”

Estonia, another Baltic nation, has also signaled its openness to contributing trainers.

On May 30 it was reported that France may soon send military instructors to Ukraine, despite the fears of some allies and Russian threats

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