The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked his partners for the supply of “effective weapons” in their war against Vladimir Putin.
During a meeting President Zelensky said that as a result of Western military aid support that are protecting their people and are gaining results on the battlefield.
Zelesnky said, “I’ve held a meeting of Staff Headquarters. Important reports from the commander were heard.
“Thanks to every soldier, every brigade of ours who are firmly holding their positions. Avdiyivka, Bakhmut direction, Maryinka, Shakhtarske direction, Kupyansk and Zaporizhia direction.
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“Well done guys, I thank those who powerfully destroy the logistics and bases of the invaders on our land.
“There are results, I thank some of our partners. An effective weapon, as we agreed.”
He added, “there are results in our progress, the result of the assault actions of our guys. Every day, every week, Ukraine just needs such results. Every day, every week you need to keep the initiative.
“There was a report at Staff Headquarters meeting on protecting the shores of the Black Sea, the Danube region, protecting people, protecting ports, protecting our exports. I thank everyone who is working for this.”
The Lithuanian army together with the German defense industry have announced further support to Ukraine and have agreed to repair Leopard tanks in Lithuania that were damaged during the fighting in Ukraine.
Once repaired they will then will be returned to service, according to the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.
“Performing real-life tasks of this kind allows us to train, maintain the readiness of our personnel, ensure supply chain verification and ongoing support for Ukraine,” the ministry said.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that Lithuania has already organised the repair and return to Ukraine of the PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers.
The Lithuanian defense department said in a statement, “In the same year, the first group of 18 mechanics from the Ukrainian army, specialists from the Lithuanian army, was trained in the repair of howitzers, which lose their technical characteristics due to intensive use, and the ability to repair equipment in combat conditions is very necessary.”