aA
The Lithuanian Armed Forces will give 50 machine guns and 8,000 rounds of ammunition to the civilian paramilitary organization Riflemen's Union, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
Army to give 50 machine guns to civilian paramilitary organization
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

The German-made machine guns, which are in good working order but not used by the army, and ammunition will be entrusted to the Riflemen's Union for a period of ten years, according to the ministry.

"These machine guns will provide the riflemen with an opportunity to train to use NATO-standard compliant weapons," it said in a press release.

In 2016, the military transferred 500 automatic rifles to the Riflemen's Union.

The organization says it has almost 11,000 members.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Special Investigation Service names biggest threat in country

Systemic corruption is the most dangerous and its initiators pose the biggest threat as experience...

Lockdown extended until June 16

Lithuania’s government on Wednesday extended the coronavirus lockdown until June 16.

Lithuania appoints its new EU permanent representative

The Seimas of Lithuania has appointed Ruta Baneviciute as its new permanent representative to the...

8 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 8 new coronavirus cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the outbreak of the pandemic,...

Documents from Vilnius municipality regarding lung ventilators seized

Lithuania's Financial Crime Investigation Service has on Tuesday seized documents from Vilnius City...

Top news

Lockdown extended until June 16

Lithuania’s government on Wednesday extended the coronavirus lockdown until June 16.

Special Investigation Service names biggest threat in country

Systemic corruption is the most dangerous and its initiators pose the biggest threat as experience...

Lithuania to renew flights to more German cities and Netherlands

On 27 May Lithuanian government has allowed renewing more flights to Germany and the Netherlands .

Lithuania appoints its new EU permanent representative

The Seimas of Lithuania has appointed Ruta Baneviciute as its new permanent representative to the...

8 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 8 new coronavirus cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the outbreak of the pandemic,...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina