Lithuania ready to send its soldiers to conduct training in Ukraine — Lithuanian PM

Lithuanian PM Ingrida Simonyte says her government supports the idea of involving Lithuanian troops in military training in Ukraine.

She shared this information with The Financial Times.

The politician admits Russia Russia would see such move as an act of “escalation”, but that’s not what stops the Lithuanian government. Simonyte says that Kyiv didn’t make such requests.

“If we just thought about Russia’s reaction, we would not be able to send anything,” Simonyte stressed.

She also added that “every second week you hear that somebody will be nuked”. In her opinion, Russia understands that the consequences of nuclear weapons will be disastrous for them as well.

But she emphasized that Russia is getting more fierce with regular missiles and drones, attacking Ukrainian schools and hospitals.

“Russia is trying to provoke a new wave of people who will flee Ukraine due to the lack of basic conditions and services,” the Lithuanian PM said.

Lithuania belongs those few countries who generally support the option of sending , this opinion was previous voiced by Gitanas Nausėda, President of Lithuania.

On May 6, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced a nuclear drill “in order to increase readiness of non-strategic nuclear forces to perform combat missions”.

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