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International operations and training missions
LITHUANIA’S PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS AND TRAINING MISSIONS
Scheme: factual Lithuania’s participation in international operations and training missions, data of 26 May 2016.
The Lithuanian Armed Forces are given the mandate to participate in international operations by means of a resolution adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Lithuania’s military contribution is subject to the needs of a specific operation and the available military capabilities. Resolution No. XII-2232 of the Seimas dated 22 December 2015 approved the maximum limit on the personnel to participate in international operations for the period from 2016 to 2017 as follows:
• in NATO-led operation in Afghanistan – up to 50 military and civilian personnel members;
• in NATO-led operation in Kosovo – up to 5 military and civilian personnel members;
• EU-led anti-piracy operation ATALANTA – up to 30 military and civilian personnel members;
• UN-led operation in the Republic of Mali – up to 40 military and civilian personnel members;
• EU-led operation EUNAVFOR MED SOPHIA – up to 5 military and civilian personnel members.
By the order of the Minister of National Defence the Lithuanian troops are sent to international training and advisory missions:
• EU military training mission in Mali – 3 servicemen;
• Joint Multinational Training Group in Ukraine – up to 50 servicemen.
The Lithuanian troops also participate in international operations in accordance with Resolution No. XII-1414 of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania “On the Participation of Military Units of the Republic of Lithuania Assigned to the NATO Rapid Response Force and the EU Battle Group and the Lithuanian Troops Serving in NATO and EU Military Headquarters in International Operations Approved by the North Atlantic Council or the EU Council” of 11 December 2014:
• NATO operation in Afghanistan – 1 Communication and Information Systems’ specialist.