Lithuania may send military instructors to Ukraine, says PM Ingrida Šimonytė
Ingrida Šimonytė (Photo: EPA)

Lithuania is ready to send instructors to help train soldiers on Ukrainian soild, if necessary, the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Ingrida Šimonytė, announced In an interview with Bloomberg.

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"Lithuania, if needed, maybe would train them also in Ukraine in partnership with countries that would be willing to do so," she said.

Lithuania trained Ukrainian servicemen even before the full-scale invasion of Russia, Šimonytė added.

"We were preparing them for this invasion. And this is a long-term cooperation between our and the Ukrainian military," the premier noted.

Lithuanian instructors are currently training Ukrainian military both in third countries and in Lithuania.

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that he intends to present a plan for the possible placement of French military instructors in Ukraine next week.

On Thursday, Reuters wrote that Paris hopes to form and lead a coalition of countries offering such assistance to Kyiv.