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Lithuania ready to send its troops to Ukraine on training mission

The Seim has already approved the relevant step. 

Lithuania ready to send its troops to Ukraine on training mission
Ingrida Šimonytė
Photo: Press service of Cabinet of Ministers

Lithuania is ready to send its military to Ukraine on a training mission to help train the Ukrainian military. The country's parliament has given permission for this. 

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė said this in a commentary to the Financial Times, ZN.UA reports.

The Lithuanian prime minister clarified that Kyiv has not yet made a request for this.

According to Šimonytė, Russia will consider this a provocation, but if Russia's reaction were to be taken into account, nothing would be sent to Ukraine.

"If we were just thinking about Russia's reaction, we could not send anything. Every second week you hear that someone will be blown up with nuclear weapons," she said.

According to the politician, Russia will not use nuclear weapons, as this will lead to radioactive contamination of its territory. "Mostly the winds blow from west to east," she said.

According to Šimonytė, Russia is intensifying attacks on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure, such as power plants, schools and hospitals, as it seeks to provoke a new wave of migration from Ukraine due to the lack of basic utilities. 

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