Lithuania's Armed Forces decided to reclaim ownership of an airfield in Kazlų Rūda which was intended to be converted into a Formula 2 race track.
Į Kazlų Rūdą ateityje užsuks ne lenktyniniai bolidai, o krovininiai karo lėktuvai
© DELFI montažas

The airfield in the Gulioniškė village in southwestern Lithuania was transferred from the Kazlų Rūda municipality to the Property Bank, the institution managing state-owned property intended for privatization, in 2012. However, the Ministry of National Defence decided this year to get it back, Lietuvos Žinios reports.

The ministry said the country's armed forces needed training facilities to accommodate international military exercises and to properly host NATO forces.

An auction for transforming the Kazlų Rųda airfield into a specialized centre of entertainment, services and sports including an international Formula 2 track has been planned for years. The initial sales price was set at €700,000.

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

320 kg of drugs busted in Lithuania and Latvia during international operation

A shipment of 320 kilos of drugs has been seized during an international operation in Lithuania's...

Nauseda criticizes transport minister's 'chaotic' performance (1)

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has says he has a negative opinion about Jaroslav Narkevic 's...

President adviser: Nauseda won't cross red lines opening dialogue with Belarus (1)

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is open to a dialogue with Belarus but will not cross the red...

American author writing on Holocaust: past serves as a warning how things can go between nations (1)

From Facebook to Donald Trump's impeachment. American author Timothy David Snyder who specializes in...

President's aide: Russia was very keen to swap 'spies' (1)

Russia agreed to release a Norwegian national along with two Lithuanians as part of the recent " spy...