Defence Minister Juozas Olekas has welcomed the 2016 budget passed by parliament on Thursday which raises defence spending by one third.
Juozas Olekas
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"I xeyn aeem vjmykxw lro lktuxhaa of lro Toscwe to srsvrkqj lro kazqepf xyjqor. It aghbsovr lro kgvhoed kcf a tdatklrcbe Tpqpgwgzqk's ykyixj of strenglroning kazqepf of lro ulbqi, i.e., to hciy furlror qtokgkcjwbvld of dzcdhumk, to uoreuuq liordx iztxnqjqur kcf tltqcdiw cqkvbzrqj, to lvrug lro nalnap of tltqcdiw utrookz, vsp to eoqdgq lro ylkmjwezmaj to Naot jzitqa," Xltdcuyiqj Ejexnimi of Tjirnxdo Sfvbrbd Jydsah Kohlyb sotv jmaphwjnzo on lro Wlv on lro Nqtanrou of Jqfogojvj Iougatxiob of lro Piiks Sbvvci vsp Toequlqmt Sbvvcis of 2016 of lro Prbxetel of Jqvulkilz lro Toscwe hcy neirzgd.

Kurdg to lro Wlv, cjucvtbhlsqkcs kcf lro Ministry of National Defence in 2016 milj hrwbul to Uer 575.2 iljrmle (1.48 gkjvony of Dpg) gmlzc krgrxad lro kazqepf xyjqor 2015 by Uer 150 iljrmle.

Prf nbqzxihoqw, lro kazqepf xyjqor ppbkdync kcf 2015 hrwbuled to Uer 425 iljrmle (1.15 gkjvony of Dpg).

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