Lithuania supplies Ukraine with ammunition to help in its fight against pro-Russian separatists

Ukraine has received 150 tons of ammo from NATO-member Lithuania to help in its fight against pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east. This would be the the second time Vilnius sends military aid to Ukraine since the fighting began in 2014.

The Lithuanian Defense Minister said it was his country’s duty to help a “devoted friend who was attacked by Russia”.

“We responded to the Ukrainian request and hope it will make their life easier,” the minister told AFP Saturday.

Most other NATO-member countries have so far refrained from providing lethal weaponry to Ukraine in fear of angering Russia, which has warned that lethal military aid could escalate the conflict.

Last week, ex-NATO chief warned that the block could provide lethal weapons to Ukraine in case fighting does not die down. 

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