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”. […]

Saulius Pikturna

Link between Minister Olekas and Defence attaché to Russia

The so-called “golden fork” scandal has not yet settled, but it may very well be that Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas could be faced with yet another controversy. This time it relates to the controversial family status of an officer who was slated to be posted in Moscow, reported. […]