Lithuania has decided to give some of its old weapons to Ukraine. This is some 7000 Kalashnikovs, machine guns, mortars, anti-tank weapons, and other equipment including ammunition. The total value of the weapons is just a little short of €2 million.
This is the third time that Lithuania supplies weapons to Ukraine. The first time was in 2014, and the second time was in 2016 when Ukraine received 146 machine guns of different calibers and approximately 150 tons of ammunition.
Not too many years ago, Lithuania was in the receiving end of foreign military aid. It is a good sign that the country is now in a position to be critical about the equipment in its stock. But this also shows that the security situation in the Baltic is interwoven with the war in Ukraine, and the Lithuanian step is obviously controversial in both Russia and some NATO countries.