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Valdas Adamkus: I will not hesitate to send our servicemen in Afghanistan

  • 2006-04-28
  • By TBT staff
VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, says he would not hesitate to send servicemen of the Lithuanian Special Operations Force to a future counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan, BNS reported.
"We will without a doubt meet international commitments of our Armed Forces," Adamkus told journalists on April 27.
A squadron of the Lithuanian Special Operations Force might be sent to the US-led anti-terrorist operation Enduring Freedom in eastern Afghanistan in the second half of this year. Lithuanian commandos already participated in the operation in 2002-2004.
"We live in times when terrorism may emerge any day in any place, and preparations are timely. Judging from assessments that I have heard, special units have been prepared perfectly, Adamkus said. "Coordination with other countries is necessary, and results are good," he added.
When asked about Lithuanian servicemen's preparedness for participation in the anti-terrorist mission, Adamkus said: "We will do that work as it has to be done."