Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees

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Lithuania's military aid including Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, delivered as part of the security support package for Ukraine, February 13, 2022 / Photo credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Lithuania's military aid including Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, delivered as part of the security support package for Ukraine, February 13, 2022 / Photo credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine received a consignment of Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems, Humvees and ammunition by plane from Lithuania on Sunday, February 13. The country also got two planeloads of immediately deployable assistance from USA

C-17 Globemaster III plane carrying Lithuania's military aid including Stinger anti-aircraft missiles arrived at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 13, 2022. The aircraft delivered the cargo as part of the security support package for Ukraine. It includes Stinger missiles and Humvee vehicles to oppose Russian aggression.

Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express
C-17 Globemaster III plane carrying Lithuania's military aid arrived at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 13, 2022 / Photo credit: U.S. Embassy in Ukraine
Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express
C-17 Globemaster III plane delivered the cargo as part of the security support package for Ukraine from Lithuania / Photo credit: Arvydas Anušauskas
Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express
Lithuania's military aid including Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, delivered as part of the security support package for Ukraine, is unloaded from a C-17 Globemaster III plane at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, February 13, 2022 / Photo credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express
Humvee vehicles are also in Lithuania's military aid / Photo credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

“Lithuanian military support - the Stinger anti-aircraft missile system in Ukraine. The security of Ukraine is also our security” - minister of National Defense of Lithuania Arvydas Anušauskas posted on Twitter.

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Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express

His Ukrainian colleague the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov thanked minister Anušauskas and the entire Lithuanian people for the aid.

Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express

Ukraine’s Minister of Defense also posted video of C-17 Globemaster III plane’s landing and unloading.

U.S. Embassy in Ukraine also reacted on its official Facebook account. “Great to see Lithuania’s delivery of Stinger missiles and Humvees to Ukraine today and yesterday. This is what Allied support for Ukraine’s defense looks like” - the Embassy said on Facebook.

According to another statement by U.S. Embassy in Ukraine the sixteenth and the seventeenth aircrafts from the USA with additional military aid arrived in Ukrainian airport Boryspil. “Two planeloads of immediately deployable US assistance arrived this morning in Kyiv to boost Ukraine’s defenses. Part of the $200 million recently authorized, this included ammunition and shoulder-fired grenades. We stand with Ukraine” - posted the Embassy on Facebook.

According to the statement by Oleksii Reznikov two planeloads contain 180 tons of ammunition for Armed Forces of Ukrane and total latest aid received by Ukraine from USA till the day weighing almost 1,500 tons.

Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express

As reported, previous shipment of military aid from the United States arrived in Kyiv late Thursday, February 10.

As Defense Express reported Ukrainian and US intelligence indicates Russia preparing operation to justify invasion of Ukraine. At the same time USA approved additional $200 mln in security aid to Ukraine and several planeloads of U.S. military aid landed at Boryspil airport in Ukraine.

Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express
/ Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express
Ukraine received a consignment of Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems and ammunition from Lithuania / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Lithuania, US Deliver Military Aid to Ukraine Including Stinger Missiles and Humvees, Defense Express
A view shows a box with Lithuania's military aid including Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, delivered as part of the security support package for Ukraine, at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, February 13, 2022 / Photo credit: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s top military leaders are conviniened that Armed Forces of Ukraine absolutely ready to repel aggressor, while Ukrainian Armed Forces Staging military drills to be prepared to repel Russia’s tanks attacks. At the same time the Pentagon ordered all U.S. troops in Ukraine to leave the country and reposition elsewhere in Europe, meanwhile, the State Department reduced its diplomatic staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv to the “bare minimum” and urged private American citizens to evacuate the country. At the same time U.S. staff of OSCE begins pullout from the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

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