According to the Minister of defense of Lithuania Juozas Olekas, Vilnius may send Ukraine military experts of the country to share with Kiev gained while NATO membership experience.
"Lithuanian specialists have the opportunity to not only be aimed at military units, but in the structure of the Ministry (of defence of Ukraine) ", - quotes the Olekas news Agency. According to the head of the Ministry of defence, in the framework of the reached consensus items expert assistance is expected to complement. Vilnius is ready to share the experience acquired during our membership in the North Atlantic Alliance ". Specialists that Lithuania wants to send to Kiev, have the opportunity to be as Olekas said, " both military and civilians." They will assist in resolving issues at the strategic level, " he said.
Lithuania is the only member of the EU, which first publicly acknowledged the supplies to Kiev " protesters ". What is behind this expression, in Vilnius did not detail. Remember, 14 April, it was announced about the decision of Canada to send to Ukraine 200 military instructors. In addition, at the end of March authorized the Pentagon, major James Brindle reported That the U.S. military will begin training soldiers of the national guard of Ukraine at the end of April. on March 19, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko after a conversation with Vice President Joe Biden said That Washington has promised Ukraine in the near future to start learning parts of the Ukrainian national guard. First American press reported That the Pentagon is being finalized to be sent to Ukraine instructors to teach several hundred soldiers of the national guard. Later it was claimed That North America has not yet decided on sending military experts to Ukraine. However, as reported in early March, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich, the Soldiers of the American army is already deployed in Lviv region for the study of Ukrainian servicemen. We emphasize, now the head of the USA Barack Obama is considering the possibility of providing Ukraine with defensive weapons.