Lithuania lowers military conscription age

  • 2019-12-19
The Lithuanian parliament has lowered this month the age range at which men are called up for mandatory military service to 18-23 years, from 19–26 years currently, and banned volunteer soldiers from holding seats in the parliament and municipal councils.  Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis has said that the aim of lowering the conscription age is to ensure that conscripts' military service causes the minimum possible disruption to their civilian lives.  
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