Lithuania: Reserve troops up to 60 years may be called up for training

Lithuania plans to call up reserve troops up to the age of 60 for training in response to the deteriorating regional security situation, BNS reports. The Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, has given initial approval for the initiative. The plan includes calling up around 80,000 reserve troops who served more than ten years ago. These individuals would undergo training to contribute to national defence plans, particularly in roles related to commandant’s offices during martial law. The proposed amendments also suggest allowing reserve troops up to the age of 60 to participate in military exercises. The proposed amendments are expected to come into effect on 1 July 2024.