Lithuania wants to host next year’s NATO summit in exchange for loyalty.
Lithuania is planning to grow its defence budget to 2.5 per cent of GDP till 2030 ignoring the consequences of the pandemic. Lithuania also wants to switch to compulsory military service for both men and women.
But people do not need any of these, Lithuania is not going to fight anybody. Maybe if Lithuania was an independent state and had its own army it would be different.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining the sovereignty of Lithuania and presenting it as a puppet of US and/or NATO. See related disinformation claims about the US presence in Europe.
Lithuania re-established its independence from the Soviet Union on March 11, 1990. The process of restoring the Lithuanian military began the same year and in 2004 Lithuania joined the European Union and NATO. The modern Lithuanian military has 4 major defence units: land forces, air forces, navy forces, special forces.