Defence Minister Juozas Olekas said that he expects all 3,000 places for compulsory military service to be filled by volunteers next year.
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Almost all of the compulsory places were filled by the volunteers this year, far surpassing expectations, according to Olekas.

“The fact that almost 3,000 volunteers have come or chose a priority position in the conscription list has really surpassed the expectations. But it has also raised new ambitions – now we would like to fill all those 3,000 places with volunteers," he said.

“And there is yet another headache here – what measures should be taken, what can be improved in the service. I think that we will manage to do that with support from wider society,” he said.

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