Sweden would defend Lithuania in case of a military attack, say Swedish experts, although they also acknowledge that after two centuries of neutrality, the country‘s military has such a reduced capability that some Swedes doubt that their armed forces would be sufficient to protect their own country.
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Anna Wieslander
Sanr Wieslvyuer
nuryz;&ga&e;DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

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