Freetime

Women celebrate March 11 with weapons in hand

The event 101 Shots for Lithuania was held for March 11 in a forest firing range. The original celebration of the Restoration of Lithuanian Independence was held for the third year now and is becoming a tradition. Ever more female representatives from culture, business and entertainment are daring to try their hand at practical combat shooting. […]

Riflemen's Union members
CORPORATE

Experts: Lithuanians increasingly cognisant of threats and increasingly prepared to defend their homeland

Every second Lithuanian citizen believes that Russia is a large or very large threat, 40% of the public believe that Russia could attack Lithuania. Research also reveals that approximately 150 thousand Lithuanian citizens would defend […]

Gintautas Paluckas
Defence

SocDem leader against bids to grant more than 2% of GDP to defense

After Lithuania reaches 2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for defense next year, the defense funding should no longer be increased, with money directed towards reduction of social exclusion, says Gintautas Paluckas, the leader of the Social Democratic Party. […]

At the riflemen gathering
Defence

1st riflemen should get permits for semi-automatic guns by summer

Lithuania’s parliament adopted amendments allowing members of the Riflemen’s Union to keep semi -automatic guns in their homes last summer, however, not a single rifleman has been granted a permit yet. […]

Minister of Defence Raimundas Karoblis at the DELFI TV conference
Defence

Minister of Defence on his plans for national defence infrastructure

Raimundas Karoblis’ name has so far not been well known in Lithuania. A career diplomat with over 20 years of experience, he himself was surprised by the proposal to become Minister of National Defence. He is inheriting a ministry with both an impressively rising budget and at the same time – the taint of corruption, but the former diplomat tells Delfi TV that in the end he decided to operate on the idea of “If need be, then so be it”. […]

Lithuanian Riflemen
Uncategorized

Ukraine plans to create civilian, volunteer forces on Lithuania’s model

Ukraine is planning to create civilian paramilitary and volunteer military forces on the model of the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union and the National Defence Volunteer Force. […]