Lithuanian paramilitary group supplies Ukrainian troops with medical equipment

15:30, 06 January 2016
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The Lithuania Riflemen's Union, the Baltic nation's main paramilitary group, has purchased several pieces of medical equipment worth $21,000, and its members are taking them to the frontline of Ukraine's Donbas region to help Ukrainian fighters, according to Ukraine Today.

Despite the Ukrainian government announcing that over the course of 2015 it increased defense spending to USD 3.5 billion, volunteer organizations are continuing to donate funds to make up for some of the shortfalls, Ukraine Today reports.

Since Russia's military intervention in east Ukraine the Lithuania Riflemen's Union has more than tripled in size and plans to continue helping the Ukrainian army.

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