We took into account the experience of Ukraine: Russians and Belarusians were banned from buying and storing weapons in Lithuania
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Vice Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Paulius Saudargas said that the public should be allowed to buy weapons in order to learn how to defend their country in advance. He noted that Ukraine had to deal with the creation of territorial defense “in haste”.
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania unanimously approved amendments to the Law on the Control of Weapons and Ammunition, which deals with the right to trade in weapons permitted in civilian circulation. This was reported on the official website of the Seimas.
According to the chairman of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defense Laurynas Kasciunas, shooters, volunteer soldiers and professional military have the opportunity to purchase category A weapons in Lithuania. The Lithuanian authorities legalized the possession of such weapons six months ago.
The importance of this decision was expressed by the Vice-Speaker of the Saeima Paulus Saudargas. He stated that Lithuanians should have access to weapons and learn how to use them in case the need arises to resist the enemy.
“Let's look at the reality in Ukraine. A reality in which not only trained and trained for this, the armed forces, who had weapons, but also the whole people. There was a territorial defense organized mainly in haste. And what to do when there is war in your country?” Defense also supplemented the law with a provision banning the purchase and possession of weapons in Lithuania for citizens of Russia and Belarus who do not have Lithuanian citizenship.
Focus also wrote that the Lithuanian companies Litgrid and Amber Grid sent equipment worth 100 thousand euros to Ukraine to restore the energy infrastructure in the country. The equipment will be assembled and transported by the Lithuanian Embassy in Ukraine and the Ministry of Energy and Communications.