The Lithuanian army is planning to call 3,000 young men between 18 and 26 for a nine-month compulsory military service. As of mid-March, 1,406 people have signed up for the service voluntarily.
Lithuania reintroduced military draft in 2015, arguing that the army could not man its units with professional soldiers alone.
The Lithuanian government has also substantially raised funding for national defence, planning to reach the 2% GDP target, set out by NATO, by the end of the decade.
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