The new commander of the Lithuania National Defence Volunteer Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Artūras Jasinskas, hopes to attract up to 3,000 troops to the volunteer forces during his five-year term.
Artūras Jasinskas
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"Naturally, these are marginal numbers and the matter of the budget but if we doubled the number over the next five years, it would be fantastic. But if 2,000-3,000 troops joined, it would still be very good," Jasinskas said in an interview with BNS this week.

Currently, the National Defence Volunteer Forces have around 4,400 troops, and the country's army has around 8,000 professional soldiers.

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