Lithuania: Government backs withdrawal from Convention on Cluster Munitions

The Lithuanian government has approved a draft resolution to withdraw from the Convention on Cluster Munitions, allowing to acquire, stockpile, and use these weapons, BNS reports. The proposal from the Defence Ministry follows the US decision to supply cluster munitions to Ukraine and is based on the argument that these munitions are highly effective for defence. The decision requires approval from the Lithuanian parliament and President Gitanas Nauseda, who supports the move. Lithuania joined the convention in 2011.