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Lithuanians raise over €8.2 million to send crucial equipment for Ukrainian troops

The money will pay for 1,115 Lithuanian-produced kits containing night vision, a laser sight, and an individual anti-drone system.
An individual kit, 1115 of which will be purchased during the campaign. Photo by LRT
Lithuanians raise over €8.2 million to send crucial equipment for Ukrainian troops

A Lithuanian fundraising effort called “Radarom!” has gathered over €8.2 million to purchase equipment for Ukrainian forces fighting Russia’s invasion, the LRT reported.

The four-week campaign concluded with a charity concert on 24 February 2024, on the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale attack on Ukraine. Lithuanian citizens, companies, and organizations donated the funds.

The money will pay for 1,115 kits to support Ukrainian soldiers on the frontlines. Each kit costing €7,500 contains a night vision device, a laser sight, and an individual anti-drone system to better protect against Russian aggressors.

The gear is being produced domestically in Lithuania by tech companies Brolis Semiconductors and NT Service. It follows a similar campaign last year that raised over €14 million for 17 tactical radars and other military aid sent to Ukraine.

Lithuania’s “Radarom!” drive highlights the Baltic state’s staunch support for Ukraine. Earlier this month, Lithuania donated ammunition and winter apparel to Ukrainian forces as they gear up for the expected next Russian offensives.

These two years of war have shown that the aggressor is particularly cruel, particularly bloodthirsty, and has no limits to show his cruelty, said Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda at the charity event. “Our duty is first of all to help Ukraine,” he added, “especially now when it is especially difficult when maybe someone is losing optimism.”

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