British newspaper: Lithuania is ready to send troops to Ukraine

British newspaper: Lithuania is ready to send troops to Ukraine 0

(Dan Tri) – Lithuania is just waiting for Ukraine’s request to deploy military forces to support training for Ukrainian soldiers, Financial Times reported.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte (Photo: RT).

British newspaper Financial Times quoted well-informed sources as saying that Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said that Lithuania is ready to deploy its soldiers in Ukraine to perform training missions.

Prime Minister Simonyte said that she had received permission from parliament to deploy soldiers in Ukraine.

In an interview with the media, Ms. Simonyte said she was not concerned about Moscow’s reaction to Lithuania’s troop deployment.

She denied that the Lithuanian government was considering deporting Ukrainian citizens for military service.

To date, Lithuania has not received a request from Kiev to send troops.

Since the beginning of this year, French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly said that the West does not rule out the scenario of deploying military forces to Ukraine to support training for the Ukrainian army.

Mr. Macron’s idea has been met with mixed opinions.

Countries such as the US and Germany are concerned that deploying troops in Ukraine could lead to direct conflict with Russia and lead to world war.

Vice Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev warned on May 6: `Sending their (Western) troops to Ukrainian territory will cause their country to directly participate in the war and we will have to respond.`

Moscow considers the recent statements of some Western leaders about the idea of sending troops to Ukraine or allowing Kiev to use weapon aid to attack Russian territory as `dangerous`.

In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week instructed the military to prepare to conduct tactical nuclear exercises.

The Russian Foreign Ministry also announced that Moscow will consider F-16 multi-functional fighter jets operated by Ukraine as nuclear-capable weapons.

`We cannot ignore the fact that these aircraft are dual-purpose platforms, which can be used for both nuclear and non-nuclear missions. Regardless of the modification of the aircraft provided for

The Russian Foreign Ministry continues to warn the Ukrainian government and Western donors that their `reckless behavior` is pushing the conflict in Ukraine to a `critical and explosive` level.

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