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The Lithuanian Riflemen's Union should unite more than just members living in Lithuania but also include emigrants, says Lieutenant Colonel Gintaras Koryzna appointed as the new chief of the organization.
Gintaras Koryzna
Gintaras Koryzna

"I see a niche and an opportunity – the new generation of emigrants. We should think about some interest of attracting the new generation of emigrants and attempt to invite them to join the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union, organize some type of training in Lithuania so that they could form companies abroad," Koryzna told the union's delegates in Kaunas on Saturday.

"This would foster national patriotic feelings," he added.

In the officer's words, riflemen should find their place in the Lithuanian defense concept, give up the unnecessary functions and match them with the Armed Forces and the National Defense Volunteer Forces.

The Riflemen's Union should make more efficient use of the army's resources, said Koryzna.

Established in 1919, the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union is a paramilitary public organization that claims to have over 8,000 members. The organization expanded in size considerably after the 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia.

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