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Lithuanian Defense Minister: My goal is for our armed forces to become even stronger in four years

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In Lithuania, the draft amendments to the law "On the organization of the system of national defense and military service" are being discussed. This project is being promoted by the Lithuanian military department headed by Arvydas Anushauskas. The reserve lieutenant (namely, this is the title of Anushauskas) decided to take stock of his 100-day stay in the ministerial position and explain why it is necessary to amend this section of the legislation.

According to the Minister of Defense of the Baltic Republic, the Lithuanian army should "become attractive from the point of view of military service." This statement by the head of the military department underlines the fact that military service in Lithuania remains extremely unpopular. Earlier, the country's authorities returned the compulsory conscription, but young people are clearly not eager to go en masse to serve in the Lithuanian armed forces. There is no particular desire to sign a contract for professional service.

The Ministry of Defense is solving the problem of attracting interest in military service. For example, it is proposed to increase compensation for rental housing for military personnel - from 180-280 euros to 228-440 euros. It is also planned to "increase the distance" from the place of residence to the place of service in terms of payment of compensation for the travel of a soldier. Today, compensation is paid in case of a distance of up to 120 km. After the adoption of the amendments, it will be increased to 200 km.
Anushauskas:

Our army can already protect the country and its citizens. But my goal is for our armed forces to become even stronger in four years, and for public confidence in the army and national defense to increase significantly.

Lithuanian Defense Minister is dissatisfied with the state of affairs in the country with civil defense. According to him, civil defense "remains a gray area."

Anushauskas:

It is necessary to update the issues of civil defense in the education system.

It is planned that the corresponding strategy will be adopted by parliamentarians this year at the autumn session of the Seimas.

A small note: a few months before his appointment as minister, Arvydas Anushauskas proposed to introduce a holiday in Lithuania - the Day of the capture of Moscow by the Polish-Lithuanian army. So far, the initiative has not received approval.
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Lithuanian Ministry of Defense
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 22 March 2021 11: 56
    +10
    Lithuanian Defense Minister: My goal is for our armed forces to become even stronger in four years
    Another tank wherever they find it?
    1. Alien From
      Alien From 22 March 2021 12: 02
      +5
      Yes, there will be toilets with triple power (and not only repeat ) scrubbing to pay for the tank mattresses)
    2. credo
      credo 22 March 2021 12: 04
      +7
      Quote: rocket757
      Lithuanian Defense Minister: My goal is for our armed forces to become even stronger in four years
      Another tank wherever they find it?

      To prevent this from happening (neither reinforcement, nor an extra tank), Russia needs to systematically and consistently withdraw all transit from the Baltic territory without exception, at the same time encouraging Belarus to take the same actions.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 22 March 2021 12: 15
        +2
        The transit will end ... preservation of the non-working infrastructure, continuous losses.
        In general, then yourself, yourself ...
    3. dzvero
      dzvero 22 March 2021 12: 10
      +1
      Another tank wherever they find it?

      Why "more"? Aunt Vicki writes that the days of "two tanks for three" are over. Only armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles. So buying one exhibition Oplot will immediately increase tank power by 100%. And if all three ...
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 22 March 2021 12: 24
        +2
        Our army can already protect the country and citizens
        From the invasion of mosquitoes! From flies, no longer .... The air defense is rather weak! lol
    4. knn54
      knn54 22 March 2021 12: 34
      +2
      The game of toy soldiers, however.
    5. Aitvaras
      Aitvaras 22 March 2021 12: 49
      -3
      Tanks are hopeless to us, there are enough tanks in Lithuania of our NATO allies, Germany and the USA. We will buy more anti-tank missiles from Israel and the United States, for the infantry and our Boxer BMPs, so that someone does not try to get lost inadvertently.
      1. Doliva63
        Doliva63 22 March 2021 17: 00
        +1
        Quote: Aitvaras
        Tanks are hopeless to us, there are enough tanks in Lithuania of our NATO allies, Germany and the USA. We will buy more anti-tank missiles from Israel and the United States, for the infantry and our Boxer BMPs, so that someone does not try to get lost inadvertently.

        Are you afraid the Allied tanks will get lost? laughing
    6. cniza
      cniza 22 March 2021 12: 50
      +4
      Quote: rocket757
      Lithuanian Defense Minister: My goal is for our armed forces to become even stronger in four years
      Another tank wherever they find it?


      Yes, they will be presented, only the goals and objectives for their armed forces are determined by another state ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 22 March 2021 13: 02
        +1
        No difference! We don't need anything in that direction ...
        They themselves will not stick their heads out of their farms, and all the more they will not want to hide themselves in those swamps ... a lot of bad ones.
        1. cniza
          cniza 22 March 2021 13: 10
          +3
          This infuriates them even more that we don't even need to look at them ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 22 March 2021 13: 16
            +1
            Being part of a great country, an empire and being on the margins of an amorphous formation .... a big difference, however.
            1. cniza
              cniza 22 March 2021 13: 17
              +3
              To put it bluntly, but yes, they chose their own path, so let them stomp ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 22 March 2021 13: 20
                +1
                Like a tablecloth, they spat and forgot.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 22 March 2021 14: 05
                  +2
                  Yes, we are, but they continue to bark and stink ...
    7. frruc
      frruc 22 March 2021 14: 57
      +2
      Lithuanian Defense Minister: My goal is to make our armed forces even stronger in four years.
      rocket757 (Victor)
      Another tank wherever they find it?

      You can't get off with one tank here. We need to look deeper into the problem. It is necessary to let the industry and agriculture go downwind, cut jobs and people themselves will run into the army, they will also stand in line, or they will flee to Sweden. hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 22 March 2021 15: 01
        +2
        Quote: frruc
        We need to look deeper into the problem.

        If it goes deeper ... to keep even a small army is a pleasure that is not cheap! Maintaining a modern army, with modern technology, modern infrastructure, is an extremely EXPENSIVE business!
        For what shisha, I want to ask?
  2. taiga2018
    taiga2018 22 March 2021 12: 05
    0
    Well, nothing, one corporal even headed the state, but conquered half of Europe ...
  3. sledak
    sledak 22 March 2021 12: 08
    +2
    And what about the change houses in the background? Lithuanian barracks?
    1. Jager
      Jager 22 March 2021 12: 21
      +3
      American toilets ...
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 22 March 2021 12: 19
    0
    The fleet needs to be strengthened, by the method of witching a couple of dozen decommissioned inflatable boats from the USA, or, fifty second-hand inflatable mattresses, buy bicycles for the army - ten 4, book them with plywood armor, and paint them in tolerant colors, to intimidate the enemy, buy for cash, in installments for 30 years one real f35, it is possible without an engine, all the same just for the sake, and riding it on holidays, because the country is dwarf, five seconds, and you are abroad! !! lol
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 March 2021 12: 20
    +1
    Lithuanian military department headed by Arvydas Anushauskas. Lieutenant of reserve
    Powerful. The reserve lieutenant is in charge of the department, which in 2019 had 21300 people. They plan to increase it to 2024 by 26900. And at the same time they are able to protect the country and citizens. I wonder how if everyone is shouting about the imminent "attack" of Russia? In Russia, they correctly said: "The bug is small, but it stinks."
    1. sergo1914
      sergo1914 22 March 2021 16: 56
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Lithuanian military department headed by Arvydas Anushauskas. Lieutenant of reserve
      Powerful. The reserve lieutenant is in charge of the department, which in 2019 had 21300 people. They plan to increase it to 2024 by 26900. And at the same time they are able to protect the country and citizens. I wonder how if everyone is shouting about the imminent "attack" of Russia? In Russia, they correctly said: "The bug is small, but it stinks."


      Well, where do the generals and marshals come from?
    2. Doliva63
      Doliva63 22 March 2021 17: 05
      -1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Lithuanian military department headed by Arvydas Anushauskas. Lieutenant of reserve
      Powerful. The reserve lieutenant is in charge of the department, which in 2019 had 21300 people. They plan to increase it to 2024 by 26900. And at the same time they are able to protect the country and citizens. I wonder how if everyone is shouting about the imminent "attack" of Russia? In Russia, they correctly said: "The bug is small, but it stinks."

      And what, Shoigu is not a reserve lieutenant? A much larger army "rules" laughing
  6. iouris
    iouris 22 March 2021 12: 22
    -1
    Politicians never deliver on their promises.
  7. Piramidon
    Piramidon 22 March 2021 12: 41
    0
    my goal is to make our armed forces even stronger in four years

    Add two more to the three tanks. laughing
  8. cniza
    cniza 22 March 2021 12: 48
    +2
    A small note: a few months before his appointment as minister, Arvydas Anushauskas proposed to introduce a holiday in Lithuania - the Day of the capture of Moscow by the Polish-Lithuanian army.


    Of course, he doesn't want to know what happened next ...
  9. xorek
    xorek 22 March 2021 18: 18
    -3
    It would be better if such articles were not written here .. Laughter parses and irritation ..
  10. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 22 March 2021 20: 48
    0
    Correct goal.
    As a minister, I (in theory) should have a similar goal. Otherwise, why do we need a minister ?!
  11. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 22 March 2021 21: 37
    0
    A waste of money, imperial ambitions leaped ...
    That is why he needs the armed forces, for Lithuania, it is too much, for confrontation with Russia, this is too little, especially since no one is going to attack them.
    Waste money ...
  12. eleronn
    eleronn 23 March 2021 21: 58
    0
    /... My goal is for our armed forces to become even stronger in four years ... / - I give free advice: semolina in the morning, oatmeal in the afternoon! There will be chubby cheeks and thinness like water off a duck's back!
  13. Lister
    Lister 25 March 2021 14: 47
    +18
    My goal is to make our armed forces even stronger in four years

    laughing
    Amused Anushauskas, amused. Apparently it's time for us to be afraid of the "army" of Lithuania laughing