The delegation of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine headed by First Deputy Minister of Defence Ivan Rusnak held talks with the delegation of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania headed by Vice Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania Vitautas Umbrasas.
The parties discussed issues related to further development of the Lithuanian-Ukrainian defence cooperation.
Mr Rusnak thanked Mr Umbrasas for support and briefed guests on current situation in east of Ukraine.
“We praise your political and practical assistance and believe in further defence support and cooperation. Lithuania is our partner assisting us to implement reforms under NATO standards. Particularly, in terms of training of Ukrainian service personnel and reforms of the NCO corps under international standards,” Rusnak said.
According to Mr Umbrasas, Lithuania and Ukraine have a lot in common. He reaffirmed the Lithuania readiness to support Ukrainian army in training the Ukrainian soldiers, strategic communications, and treatment of wounded soldiers.