TLT/DELFI.lt visited the Ministry of Defence to talk with Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius about the current situation in the Lithuanian Army and its capacity to defend the nation.
Gintautas Zenkevičius
© DELFI

Gen. Zenkevičius warns that, with the current level of financing, there can be no talk of developing the army. "When you are financed at bellow 0.8 percent of the GDP, you are not developing, you are just doing selective sustainment of existing capabilities," he tells TLT/DELFI, explaining, that genuine development of the forces can only start with a defence budget of over 1.2 percent of the GDP.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from DELFI.

Some 700 WWII victims might be buried at Air Base in Siauliai

The remains of around 700 World War II victims might be buried in the territory of Lithuania's Air...

Customs officers block rocket launch system from Belarus

Lithuanian customs officers refused to allow a rocket launch system from Belarus to enter the...

Early voting continues, kicks off at embassies

Early voting in Lithuania's presidential runoff and European Parliament elections continues in...

Police busted armed gang of 22 persons in international operation

Lithuania's police said on Wednesday it was involved in an international operation which led to...

Meilutyte retires from professional swimming

Lithuania's Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte announced her decision on Wednesday to end her...