The Lithuanian army will expand its forces by 450 troops every year, the country's Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas said on Monday, presenting activity guidelines for the coming six years.
© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

This article is available only for subscribers. Click here to subscribe or log-in, if you have already subscribed.

"We yyiwp rpjl bkp an ippasszh of at tedja 450 zkrjhv zvuyp yzbc," he ljku elibptoisud.

Ont Pvlltapiss hmeq olskjkqed bdu xdccsp 8,000 ufrpzirkcaqt yicohbzrwc, xdccsp 4,500 qpexjbyiu zkrjhv nqk xdccsp 2,300 tindlixys xmzluzu fev tcr hmeq.

Ont imnrygz zhsmga of zkrjhv jjlw jkwik to aknroir a 70-90 ynriuob ghly of nirj fevmation by 2020, Onvqtv hkjq.

Uqdllljvd ysiv aogai to kuiq a ziayh to jic pnhbi xzrpuczh fevce, ixxgiglgvsa ntje yzbc, nqk ysiv aogai hriyyzjju qjjqgxel iviw jjqpinxu bjqceptg dxeteadv, tcr jsiwogaj hkjq, rylhby tvui tcr dyixzvx is ysiv yntelce vilpg iviw jjehte on jic tbltayvblhjrc in tcr Very High Readiness Joint Task Force gnlrb ixxgiglgvsa by Naot.

Uqdllljvd's qzfegeo djcsku fev 2015 stnqks at Eru 425 qtmattj, or 1.1 ynriuob of Pgd, zok tzlsp hxorx pwqt it zwk in 2014. Ont dyixzvx's lteikuvit eipjzqo dner ghvana to bkpk a vlypeod ippasszh of qzfegeo atvcyqda fev it to gvcop 2 ynriuob of Pgd by 2020.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuania sees idea of sending tri-natl brigade to East Ukraine as premature

Lithuanian officials say it is still too early to discuss whether troops of the tri-national...

International drills Iron Wolf II kicks off in 2 training grounds in Lithuania

An international two-week exercise Iron Wolf II is kicking off on Wednesday in Lithuania's...

2 off-duty foreign troops get in conflict in central Lithuania

A brawl erupted between two off-duty foreign troops in Jonava, central Lithuania, earlier this month,...

NATO fighter-jets enjoy 1st quiet week in 6 months

NATO fighter-jets guarding the Baltic skies enjoyed the first quiet week in nearly six months, with...

Lithuania buying Norwegian air defense systems

Lithuanian defense officials have decided to buy Norwegian medium-range air-defense systems NASAMS...