Lithuania to Reinstate Conscription Amid ‘Russia Fears’

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Lithuanian soldiers take part in NATO-led military exercises near Vilnius in September 2012 | Photo: Petras Malukas, AFP Photo

Vilnius (AFP) – Lithuania announced on Tuesday it would return to limited conscription later this year as concern mounts over Russian military exercises near NATO Baltic states.

“We must temporarily renew mandatory military service,” President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters. “The current geopolitical environment requires us to enhance and accelerate army recruitment.”

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