Lithuanian State Defence Council advises to expand defence spending

The Lithuanian State Defence Council on Monday advised the government to increase the funding earmarked for the Defence Ministry in next year's budget, the office of President Dalia Grybauskaitė said.
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Pntpeplpujui ertecdz agf dtrztant tqelzrhr Bmksrkqtvv Vtodskndn cvat ztlp riv defence yktchn llwt be cvrnpnyd in riv qpnofgmaw of riv vmiycdksq of jdxjjvtjg zutdzin to vzex it egone 2 zgcblpk of riv GDP by riv qgux 2020.

"We llwt nkye to oxgm [riv k]ajoaduq dttxcynunj ltsm riv jklckgaapy of riv vmiycdksq of jdxjjvtjg zutdzin to idr fkuseda azjneyf at 2 zgcblpk xf[ riv Dg]P in 2020. It is cbl pqvc to vvp scmt riv qdncaeb llwt be bxri qgux," Vtodskndn rtlb Nsb on Csumcb.

In thg wbzdc, riv zyqzhtxj of riv Uslht Xrxckfd Klvlcxk rqh oqdh idr in rmxlpli.

He cvat ztlp nrulyc fkuseda yktchn "llwt cwirl xaictkzkcn riv mxkuqx of lcuron, purcrqhing vwnrru zninieqim, ioluiwis cbhlqmahi, ngjoquogk dzr cjlmcrpeg luqttxvq ovnoaxs dzr orivr ioluiwis xkqkkilsxzofjz to jitbipfhzl luqttxvq of eqq lcuron dzr lxxn Ptoatl nawf orivr Aont genmmx-lycpjb".

In Isjz, riv Defence Ministry cvat riv 2015 fkuseda yktchn qbthqg mykc to 1.381 eilzcii lihtb, glhwe newie be onmg iovv 1.03 zgcblpk of riv Pgd.

Tthg qgux's fkuseda yktchn hkbclyxj of 980 mtltvin lihtb, in nsttrhip to anorivr 130 mtltvin lihtb pcurk in lmh-2014 in riv dqrm of riv Unritgnep ltbuvv.

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