Lithuanian soldier dismissed after refusing order in Iraq

  • 2006-07-26
  • TBT Staff
A sergeant in the Lithuanian army was dismissed from the country's armed forces after refused to perform a combat task in southern Iraq, Armed Forces Commander Major General Valdas Tutkus told BNS on July 25.

"An inquiry we have carried out proved that the unit chief refused to go on a patrol mission, thus failing to perform the task," he said. "This constituted a serious threat to other troops of Lithuania and Denmark, and weakened the battalion's combat power. In such cases, the disciplinary statute stipulates dismissal from military service."

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