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Lithuania looks to NATO to deter Russia, dismisses European Army

6th December 2018 - 15:32 GMT | by Kate Martyr in London

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The idea of a European Army was dismissed by a Lithuanian defence official who said that NATO nations should continue to increase spending within the existing organisation instead, especially with the rising threat from Russia.

Speaking to Shephard, Giedrimas Jeglinskas, Vice Minister of Defence to Lithuania, rejected the idea of a European Army, highlighting that NATO was the key to deterring Russia.

Any movements towards creating a European Army would overlook the resources, systems and readiness that NATO already has in place.

He welcomed US President Donald Trump’s comments that more countries needed to be pulling their weight in bolstering defence

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Kate Martyr was the Land Domain reporter for Shephard Media during 2019.

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