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Baltic States Will Assist Ukraine Defence

An Estonian Scout uses an FGM-148 Javelin's CLU (Command Launch Unit) as an observation device, 2021 [©Bob Morrison]

The Baltic States ~ Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ~ will assist Ukraine in boosting its defence capabilities with missiles and equipment.


Press Release, Riga, 21 December 2022: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand united in their commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in face of continued Russian aggression. The Baltic States will continue supporting Ukraine not only in diplomatic and political ways, but also in strengthening Ukraine’s ability to defend itself.

A soldier on exercise opens a Latvian ration pack [© Bob Morrison]

In light of Russia’s increase in military pressure in and around Ukraine, the Baltic States have decided to answer Ukrainian needs and to provide additional defence related assistance. This aid will further enhance Ukraine’s capability to defend its territory and population in case of a possible Russian aggression.

  • Latvia and Lithuania will provide Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and adjacent equipment to bolster Ukraine’s defensive military capabilities.
  • Latvia will also send to Ukraine individual equipment and military meals ready-to-eat. Estonia will provide Javelin anti-armour missiles.
  • Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and their allies are working together expeditiously to hand over the security assistance to Ukraine.

The Baltic States sincerely hope that Ukraine will face no need to use this equipment and call on Russian Federation to seize its aggressive and irresponsible behaviour.

Source: Latvian MoD Media Relations Section


Library image of a Stinger SHORAD team ~ in this case American troops on exercise in Romania
[© Bob Morrison]
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