A group of military instructors sent to Lithuania to Ukraine for training of troops of the National guard of the country, said the head of the Ministry of defence of the Baltic Republic Juozas Olekas.
"This measure is a continuation of support for Ukraine to strengthen and reform its military strength," he said, reports the news Agency.
Group of 4 Lithuanian instructors will be part of the military experts of the USA who carry out the program of training of the National guard of Ukraine. Lithuanian military mission from the composition of the infantry battalion mechanized brigade " Iron wolf ", American - from the 173rd airborne brigade. Their task is the training of individual actions and the actions of the branches. In the beginning of this year Vilnius sent to Ukraine instructors in military medicine. Lithuania is the only member of NATO, officially the mouth of the head of the foreign Ministry recognized That the first set Ukraine " elements of armament ". What that means was not specified. In April, he reported That Vilnius may send Ukraine military specialists of Lithuania to share with Kiev gained while NATO membership experience. At the end of January, the chief of defence of Lithuania Marijus Velicka and Deputy Minister of defense of Ukraine Leonid Holopathic signed in Kiev a plan of cooperation in the sphere of defense for 2015.