Lithuania faces no immediate military threat – presidential aide

  • 2024-01-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania is not facing a military threat in the near future, but all scenarios have to be considered, Kestutis Budrys, President Gitanas Nauseda's chief national security advisor, said on Tuesday. 

"It can be stated that there are no major changes in the assessment of the near-term military threats to Lithuania, but of course Russia remains a direct military threat to the entire (NATO) Alliance," he said after a meeting of the president-chaired State Defense Council. 

Its members agreed that Lithuania must plan and consider various actions in different security scenarios, Budrys said.  

"Lithuania's security situation currently depends not only on the dynamics of the war in Ukraine, but also on developments in other regions and globally. This will hold true in the future as well," he said.

Darius Jauniskis, director of the Lithuanian State Security Department, said that that there are no signs that the war in Ukraine is frozen.