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

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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
    mole 6 May 2020 10: 52 New
    +3
    The colony is required to pay.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 6 May 2020 11: 31 New
      -1
      Quote: Mole
      The colony is required to pay.

      The rich have their own habits.
      1. 4ekist
        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
    Victor_B 6 May 2020 10: 55 New
    +1
    Oh that there will be something! ...
    But they let fear into Russia ...
    They will buy one more tank for themselves!
  3. rotmistr60
    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. gave NATO, and even more so to Russia. Well, and even about destabilization, disinformation on the part of Russia in the Baltic states, even the lazy one speaks. With them, "only the lazy does not speak" does not work.
  4. Non liberoid Russian
    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
    Sklendarka 6 May 2020 11: 09 New
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    Interesting, but about Estonia today will be something ??? ...
  6. Terenin
    Terenin 6 May 2020 11: 20 New
    +3
    What kind of flags are these? Yellow top
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 6 May 2020 11: 33 New
      +1
      Colombia was. . like.
    2. Sharky
      Sharky 6 May 2020 11: 37 New
      0
      Flags of Lithuania:
      Fields, forests and sausage: yellow-red. hi
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 6 May 2020 11: 42 New
        +2
        Quote: Sharky
        Flags of Lithuania:
        Fields, forests and sausage: yellow-red. hi

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

            Dmitry, do you also have yellow?
            hi with the colonel
  7. BREAKTHROUGH READY
    BREAKTHROUGH READY 6 May 2020 11: 28 New
    +1
    2% is already a meager spending on the army, much less.
    More important is how these funds are managed.
    1. knn54
      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
        BREAKTHROUGH READY 6 May 2020 15: 08 New
        +1
        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
    Terenin 6 May 2020 11: 34 New
    +3
    The Lithuanian leader assured the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance ...

    Well, what else can this "denouncer historian" from the boys' choir "Gintarėlis" sing to his masters winked Bored, Gitanas Nauseda ...
  9. Tagan
    Tagan 6 May 2020 11: 43 New
    +2
    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
      NICK111 6 May 2020 23: 14 New
      0
      "Two percent (of the budget of the 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
        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
    Tagan 6 May 2020 11: 50 New
    +1
    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
    Amateur 6 May 2020 13: 59 New
    +1
    Is the entire Lithuanian army in the first photo, or are there a few more people? what
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      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
    Incvizitor 6 May 2020 14: 22 New
    0
    Other "women with reduced social responsibility" are paid to have them, and these themselves are paid when they have them.
  14. APASUS
    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
    Andrei Nikolaevich 6 May 2020 18: 33 New
    +2
    A very good photographer ... The whole army fit in one frame.
  16. Tagan
    Tagan 7 May 2020 06: 32 New
    +2
    Quote: NICK111
    "Two percent (of the budget of the 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 shrinking, so is the opportunity. Subsidies from the EU, again, are decreasing. And the anti-Russian policy has given its "prospects" in terms of development. Putting money into the military is one side. Then all this economy needs to be supported - i.e. pour in more and more additional funds. Nothing wrong. Let them frolic. ;)
    1. danske75
      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?