Lithuania to Hold Large-Scale Mobilization Drills in the Coming Year
Lithuania is gearing up for extensive mobilization exercises set to take place next year, according to Kęstutis Budrys, the senior adviser on national security matters to the President, as announced on Monday after the State Defense Service (VGT).
“We should organize large-scale mobilization drills next year to test how our entire system functions,” stated Budrys.
Laurynas Kasčiūnas, the head of the Seimas National Security and Defense Committee, confirmed that these would be civilian mobilization exercises. “We have seven vital functions, and ensuring them requires a civilian role,” he explained.
Budrys also noted that the State Defense Service had evaluated the work done in the field of mobilization over the past two years.
On Monday, the State Defense Service approved a public State Defense Plan that solidifies the principle of universal defense. This approach involves harnessing all state resources for defense, including state institutions, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and citizens. These measures are indicative of Lithuania’s commitment to strengthening its national security and preparedness in the face of potential threats.