Lithuania swears in 600 new army conscripts

  • 2015-10-12

Lithuania’s Defence Ministry confirmed on October 9, 2015, 600 new conscripts were sworn in across three battalions in three Lithuanian cities on Friday.

They are now serving in the Lithuanian Grand Duke Kestutis Mechanised Infantry Battalion in Taurage, the Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytenis General Main Support Logistic Battalion in Marijampole, and the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion in Vilnius.

In total, 3,000 conscripts will serve in various army units in 2015, after the Lithuania restored conscription in spring this year. 

The decision was taken due to increasing military aggression from the Kremlin in the Baltic region.