Lithuanian president: Baltics face real threat

The Baltic states are facing a real threat and must be prepared to independently withstand for at least three days in case of a military conflict until NATO allies arrive, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Wednesday in Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city, when asked by foreign journalists about the planned restoration of conscription in Lithuania.
Dalia Grybauskaitė
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