We received pledges of 1.5 billion euros in military aid in Vilnius

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said Thursday evening that his country’s foreign partners pledged more than 1.5 billion euros in military aid to Kiev during the NATO summit this week.

“The meetings in Vilnius were very productive,” Reznikov wrote on Twitter after the summit, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Lithuanian capital.

He added, “Ukraine will receive more than 1.5 billion euros in military aid from international partners.”

He said on Twitter that seven countries had offered military aid packages in Vilnius, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a series of meetings with foreign leaders.

Western donors have so far sent weapons worth tens of billions of euros To Ukraine to help it resist the Russians.

Germany said on Tuesday that it would provide more tanks, Patriot missile defense and armored vehicles worth an additional 700 million euros.

For its part, France announced the dispatch of long-range “Scalp” missiles, while an alliance of 11 countries confirmed that it would start training Ukrainian pilots on the “F-16” aircraft, starting next month.

Also, Norway announced on Wednesday that it will provide Ukraine with additional military aid this year, including micro-drones, air defense systems, and food rations for soldiers.

this The Group of Seven F.POn Wednesday, Vilnius decided to provide “long-term” military support to Ukraine to help it fend off the Russians and protect itself in the future.

And she said Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan In a statement: “We will work with Ukraine on specific, long-term bilateral security commitments, to ensure a sustainable force capable of defending Ukraine now and deterring any Russian aggression in the future.”

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