Two percent above all: Lithuania will not cut its military budget

Two percent above all: Lithuania will not cut its military budget

Although Lithuania, like the rest of the world, is experiencing economic problems due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will continue to spend two percent of its budget on defense.


The consequences of quarantine in this country are felt acutely, but this will in no way affect the principled approach of Vilnius to the fulfillment of its international obligations.

This statement was made by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Tuesday during a conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.



The Lithuanian leader assured the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance that Vilnius will continue to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense and fulfill its obligations, such as participation in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two percent of NATO above all ...

Nauseda thanked NATO for the alliance’s participation in protecting the Baltic skies. He also lamented that Russia allegedly uses a pandemic to spread disinformation, trying to destabilize the situation.

The president, in an interview with Stoltenberg, said that the best way to respond to Russia's "aggressive actions" is to consistently strengthen the defense capabilities of the Baltic countries, especially air defense, as well as the possibility of a quick military strengthening of NATO in case of crisis.

A few years ago, the Lithuanian military budget did not meet NATO requirements, being below the 2% level. But after Donald Trump came to power in the USA, the Lithuanian authorities were forced to increase the defense treasury.
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  1. mole 6 May 2020 10: 52 New
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    The colony is required to pay.
    1. tihonmarine 6 May 2020 11: 31 New
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      Quote: Mole
      The colony is required to pay.

      The rich have their own habits.
      1. 4ekist 6 May 2020 15: 54 New
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        .... after Donald Trump came to power in the USA, the Lithuanian authorities were forced to increase the defense treasury ....

        Not enough, 2% will not be enough.
  2. Victor_B 6 May 2020 10: 55 New
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    Oh that there will be something! ...
    But they let fear into Russia ...
    They will buy one more tank for themselves!
  3. rotmistr60 6 May 2020 10: 58 New
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    will continue to spend two percent of its budget on defense
    Who would doubt that. I would say directly that if NATO (read the United States) orders to strangle itself, then they will strangle themselves.
    Nauseda thanked NATO for the alliance's participation in protecting the Baltic skies
    You don’t even need your sky, because given to NATO, and even more so to Russia. Well, even about the destabilization, misinformation from Russia in the Baltic states, even the lazy one says. They "only the lazy does not say" does not work.
  4. Non liberoid Russian 6 May 2020 10: 58 New
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    can you be afraid or wait for the plumbers from Europe to return and join the ranks of the valiant Lithuanian army?
  5. Sklendarka 6 May 2020 11: 09 New
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    Interesting, but about Estonia today will be something ??? ...
  6. Terenin 6 May 2020 11: 20 New
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    What kind of flags are these? Yellow top
    1. carstorm 11 6 May 2020 11: 33 New
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      Colombia was. . like.
    2. Sharky 6 May 2020 11: 37 New
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      Flags of Lithuania:
      Fields, forests and sausage: yellow-red. hi
      1. Terenin 6 May 2020 11: 42 New
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        Quote: Sharky
        Flags of Lithuania:
        Fields, forests and sausage: yellow-red. hi

        I can have glitches belay Clearly see yellow-blue-red
        1. Sharky 6 May 2020 11: 44 New
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          The color quality of the camera is lame, or such an effect against a blue sky. request
        2. carstorm 11 6 May 2020 12: 20 New
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          I, too))))
          1. Terenin 6 May 2020 12: 52 New
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            Quote: carstorm 11
            I, too))))

            Dmitry, do you also have yellow?
            hi with the colonel
  7. BREAKTHROUGH READY 6 May 2020 11: 28 New
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    2% is already a meager spending on the army, much less.
    More important is how these funds are managed.
    1. knn54 6 May 2020 14: 27 New
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      On defense from a fictitious threat: the population will be fed ... defense.
      Due to the growth of GDP, money up to 2% is not enough and you have to borrow.
      For the sake of NATO, Lithuania slowly but surely breaks into bondage.
      1. BREAKTHROUGH READY 6 May 2020 15: 08 New
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        To defend against a fictitious threat
        Lithuania’s relations with Russia and Belarus can hardly be called friendly and cloudless, so the threat can hardly be considered fictitious.
        Nowadays, 2% of defense is considered the minimum necessary optimum for the functioning of the state.
        For the sake of NATO, Lithuania slowly but surely breaks into bondage.
        In a sense, all people are in bondage, but if you compare the same Lithuania with the neighboring regions of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, it will become quite clear (we are not talking about approval) why they took this course.
  8. Terenin 6 May 2020 11: 34 New
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    The Lithuanian leader assured the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance ...

    Well, what else can this “accusatory historian”, from the Gintarėlis boys choir, sing to their masters winked Bored, Gitanas Nauseda ...
  9. Tagan 6 May 2020 11: 43 New
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    Two percent (the budget of the whole of Lithuania) - what a power !!! All bicycle troops can be provided with spare cameras and spit on the ceiling for a whole year
    1. NICK111 6 May 2020 23: 14 New
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      "Two percent (of the budget of whole Lithuania)"
      Not quite as respected Tagan. 2% of GDP. This notorious GDP includes the entire aggregate product of society. In terms of the budget, it turns out very strong for a dwarf. In Estonia, it is more than 600 million euros.
      1. danske75 7 May 2020 12: 45 New
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        Yes you are right. This year, the defense budget of Lithuania is more than a billion euro. And this is about 2,07 percent of GDP. A pandemic will correct so 10 percent of this billions of dollars. IMHO.
  10. Tagan 6 May 2020 11: 50 New
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    Quote: Skalendarka
    Interesting, but about Estonia today will be something ??? ...

    They have already defeated everyone. But babosos do not take from the winners
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  12. Amateur 6 May 2020 13: 59 New
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    Is the entire Lithuanian army in the first photo, or are there a few more people? what
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich 6 May 2020 18: 35 New
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      Is the entire Lithuanian army in the first photo, or are there a few more people?
      N-e-e-e-e .. E-t-t-t - o-o-o-oo-pof-I-I-I-I ar-mm-mm-II-and -I-I-I-I-
  13. Incvizitor 6 May 2020 14: 22 New
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    Other "women with reduced social responsibility" are paid to have them, and they themselves are paid when they have them.
  14. APASUS 6 May 2020 17: 16 New
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    laughing Lithuania is practically a new Singapore! There are budgetary payments of the Moscow Region, which the United States wink Even if the second half of the population is bent, the main thing is to keep the brand .................
  15. Andrei Nikolaevich 6 May 2020 18: 33 New
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    A very good photographer ... The whole army fit in one frame.
  16. Tagan 7 May 2020 06: 32 New
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    Quote: NICK111
    "Two percent (of the budget of whole Lithuania)"
    Not quite as respected Tagan. 2% of GDP. This notorious GDP includes the entire aggregate product of society. In terms of the budget, it turns out very strong for a dwarf. In Estonia, it is more than 600 million euros.

    It was such sarcasm. Here, as they say, not everything is so simple. The population is declining, opportunities too. EU subsidies are again declining. And anti-Russian policy gave its "prospects" in terms of development. Pulling money into the military commissar is one side. Then all this economy needs to be supported - i.e. pour in more and more extra funds. Nothing wrong. Let them frolic. ;)
    1. danske75 7 May 2020 12: 46 New
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      Approximately 67 percent of the defense budget remains in the country. Maybe not so bad?