Chair of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defence, Artūras Paulauskas, has appealed to the Association of Local Authorities urging all municipalities of Lithuania to establish no-flight zones for drones.
© Shutterstock nuotr.

"We have heard about cases when unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, fly over important public buildings, prisons or densely populated areas. This raises concerns because such devices may be used for intelligence, illegal or criminal activities. There is information that drones are used to examine territories over private houses and burglaries are committed afterwards. Drones are also used to deliver illegal packages to prisoners. Thus we have to at least slightly restrict drone flight zones, determine objects above which drones must not fly," said Paulauskas.

According to the MP, the use of drones is regulated by the Rules of Usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Based on these rules, each municipality has the right either to allow or prohibit flights of unmanned aerial vehicles.

The MP says unmanned aerial vehicles are still a novelty and their regulations are only in the initial stage. There is no responsibility for violations of rules. Moreover, it is believed that drones should be classified according to their characteristics.

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

Prosecutors: Ambassador to Russia might have committed official misconduct

Lithuanian prosecutors have changed the status of the country's Ambassador to Russia Remigijus...

Police launches probe into journalist Cerniauskas' actions

Lithuania's police has launched a pre-trial investigation into the actions of journalist Sarunas...

Foreign Minister: due to Russia's violations of international law a crisis point in reached

On 16-17 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a session...

Opposition say won't dance to Karbauskis' tune

Statements by Ramunas Karbauskis , leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), about...

Grybauskaite to attend Ukrainian President’s inauguration

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for Kyiv on Monday, May 20, to attend the inauguration of...