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Lithuania allocates €5m for reconstruction of schools, kindergartens in Ukraine

The funds will be used to purchase machinery and equipment, arrange bomb shelters, etc.

Lithuania allocates €5m for reconstruction of schools, kindergartens in Ukraine
Destroyed kindergarten in Kyiv, illustrative photo
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Today, on 29 May, the Lithuanian government approved a resolution prepared by the country's Ministry of Finance that allocates 5 million euros to Ukraine's education sector. In particular, it concerns the reconstruction of schools and kindergartens destroyed by Russia. 

This was stated in a statement by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

‘Lithuania's support will be aimed at reconstructing and adapting destroyed schools and kindergartens in Ukraine by installing bomb shelters and other security equipment,’ the ministry added.

This support for Ukraine's education sector was announced during the visit of Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste to Kyiv in March.

The funds from Lithuania will be transferred to an account opened by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine at the National Bank of Ukraine. The money will be used to restore educational and research institutions damaged/destroyed as a result of the hostilities, as well as to purchase teaching aids and computer equipment, modernise research and innovation infrastructure and ensure a safe educational environment, including the construction of bomb shelters, and for other needs. 

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Lithuania's support for our country has amounted to 1.5 per cent of the country's GDP. 

Recently, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence handed over another batch of military aid to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which included drones, anti-drone systems, small arms ammunition and other supplies.

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