Lithuania's chief of defence: Five lessons to be learned from conflict in Ukraine

After the State Defence Council decided that conscription of 19-26-year-olds should be reintroduced for a 5-year period and as the Seimas is preparing to consider the issue, Chief of Defence Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas says Lithuania has learned five lessons from the conflict in Ukraine.
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Vytautas Jonas Žukas
Vkkvetyj Qhjcu Vcažh
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