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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian team finds illegal shipment of weapons as part of EU operation Sophia

Lithuanian soldiers taking part in the EU’s anti-migrant smuggling operation Sophia have found an illegal shipment of weapons, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Thursday. […]

Lithuania's soldiers

Interview with heads of armed forces on universal conscription and more

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has declared that universal compulsory military service could already be established during the Seimas term, that is to say within the coming 3.5 years. How would this work? Is universal compulsory […]

Minister of Defence Raimundas Karoblis at the DELFI TV conference

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”. […]