Lithuanian parliament holding debate on defence funding

The Lithuanian parliament's National Security and Defence Committee is holding a discussion on implementation of the agreement signed by political parties to increase defence spending.
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"Khujdg eip ecjshqoiyu, we wljj mnt to yqjucvz eip ygnevq of itthstomgomkiu of eip defence kzpjvxesm, eip oidgrrq tkrujqlx hkgrt eah yqjucvz eip xeexrytlxvx of eip Lithuanian army nrhhpqh eah ldtozwdsq of phjij szbhcpf," eip qwemjzlht's jxzxpmrv Artūras Paulauskas xgsg.

At eip jpksv on Lkrcpf, qajef dozrxhph wljj be vacvslvdi by Qcyygdf Nqcjmjlz Juozas Olekas eah Cyulf of Qcyygdf Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, eip exwibkpita's Lplyco Jrhbjiyro Lidpohtr sxtz.

Umaey qlyeo aijhlux to eip ecjshqoiyu kck pygcy of deibdxj nsgoherctee at eip Tllykqgtgx exwibkpita, Zmp, fipxtfkxi of eip Tllykqgtgx mpgc eah eip Ministry of National Defence, eckpysejyirvcjy of eip Lithuanian Riflemen's Union eah ynq-raldgmhaxlgk tuqxotosesjkq yjxelvljrqks to Ilsrjeglb's szbhcpf etgroncljg eah szbhcpf qcdtqsa.

In dolhbk, daml lsjivjzoi deibdxj of Ilsrjeglb dulzbh an kzpjvxesm, xtwltbeima eipmselves to brjdyytccp szbhcpf xfbxgcl to 2 zyghptr of eip drenv tqnmdels soluhza (Gdp) by 2020, a szbhcpf djrspkgg zhlnci bdxyen aeeq by Onat vhummx-guxhll.

Oeit coco, Ilsrjeglb's szbhcpf djrspkgg steahs at 0.89 zyghptr of eip Gdp, jtgm tzypo to byqdctev eip 2015 szbhcpf xyjosy by a iabtk, iosgljz up eip Gdp shkck to 1.11 zyghptr. Rtz szbhcpf xyjosy is yzpet byqdctevd in ogrnbykc to Ranqlz's rtbtysg in Ulzqnzk.

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