Ukraine on Sunday received a consignment of Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems and ammunition by plane from Lithuania, the defence ministry said.

“Lithuania has pursued and will continue to pursue a consistent support for Ukraine by all possible means. Ukraine’s security is our security,” Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas said on Twitter.

“In the face of increasing Russian military pressure, today we are shipping additional support to strengthen Ukraine’s military capabilities,” he added.

Earlier on Sunday, two other planes delivered around 180 tonnes of ammunition from the US, Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Twitter.

Ukraine has so far received almost 1,500 tonnes of ammunition delivered on 17 flights from the US, he added.

Lithuania and Western allies are contributing to strengthening Ukraine’s security in the wake of Russia’s military build-up on the country’s border and fears of possible invasions.