NATO's biggest battles may lie ahead – Lithuania's Landsbergis

  • 2024-04-04
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - NATO's biggest battles may lie ahead and the alliance must be ready for them, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis says.

"Unfortunately, it could be that NATO’s biggest battles and fights are still in the future. We have to be very much prepared for that because if those battles come to us and we are not prepared, that will be the biggest mistake that we can ever have," Landsbergis said at an event in Brussels to mark NATO's 75th anniversary.

Last week, Lithuania marked 20 years since it became a full-fledged member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Lithuania applied to join NATO on January 4, 1994 and became a full-fledged member on March 29, 2004.

The world's most powerful defense alliance currently has 32 allies.