Lithuania delivered Stingers to Ukraine

A plane with portable air-defense system (MANPAD) on board landed in Kyiv today.

Lithuania fulfilled its promise and delivered FIM-92 Stinger to Ukraine. A plane of  Hungarian Air Force landed at Kyiv airport today, with the weapons and ammunition on board. The delivery was approved by the United States, as the previous owner of delivered weapons.

The delivered weapons should provide Ukrainian infantry meaningful protection against air targets. However, as with all delivered weapons, Ukraine forces needs now time to learn and master the use before they can enter the proper service.

FIM-92 Stinger is a portable air-defense system developed in the United States. It entered service in 1981 and is used by more than 30 countries over the world.

Stingers being unloaded in Kyiv

Lithuania also donated bulletproof vests to Ukraine today. They were on the same plane.

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