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Lithuanian PM Denies Any Arms Supplies to Ukraine

Sputnik News

14:21 22.06.2015(updated 14:34 22.06.2015)

Lithuania has not made any decisions about supplying arms to Ukraine, the country's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Sunday.

'The issue should be discussed at a meeting of the State Defense Council. So far, I haven't heard about plans to hold the meeting anytime soon. No leader can make such a decision without the council's meeting,' the prime minister told journalists.

He was responding to earlier media reports about Lithuania's Ambassador to Ukraine Marius Janukonis saying that Vilnius planned to start supplying arms to Kiev.

When asked whether Lithuania had coordinated the arms supply issue with neighboring countries, Butkevičius gave no answer.

Ambassador Janukonis told Ukraine's Channel 5 television on Saturday that "the Lithuanian authorities have the political will to supply weapons to Ukraine".

"Some steps in this direction have already been made and we will continue doing this, including arms deliveries to Ukraine… I see no reason why we should not be doing this," he added.


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