Police, paramilitary unit to join forces

  • 1999-07-29
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - If you see people with strange looking uniforms patrolling Lithuanian streets, do not be alarmed. On July 20, the state police signed an agreement with the Riflemen's Union that will allow the latter to assist police in protecting public order, fighting crime and strengthening border control.The Riflemen's Union is a voluntary paramilitary organization established 80 years ago. Its main task is defense of the country in case of foreign aggression. In 1940, when the Soviet Union occupied Lithuania, the union was banned and its members deported to Siberia. The union was re-establish...
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