Lithuania is so concerned about a Russian invasion of the Baltics that it’s bringing back conscription

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

FEB. 24, 2015

Lithuania announced on Tuesday it would return to limited military conscription later this year as concern mounts over Russia’s aggressive regional posture.

Moscow has repeatedly launched military exercises near the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, which are all NATO members.

“We must temporarily renew mandatory military service,” President Dalia Grybauskaite told reporters, according to AFP. “The current geopolitical environment requires us to enhance and accelerate army recruitment.”

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