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Multinational operations

According to a resolution of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian military personnel are mandated to be deployed to three NATO-led operations till 31 December 2013 - the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operation in Afghanistan (up to 290 military and civilians), the Kosovo Force (KFOR) operation (up to 5 military and civilian) and the counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield (up to 30 military and civilians); and to one counter-piracy operation of the European Union ATALANTA (up to 30 military and civilians).

Legal basis for Lithuania's contributions to multinational operations is provided by collective defence and security agreements. By fulfilling multinational commitments Lithuania adheres to the efforts of the international community to enhance security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic space and at the same time implements priorities of the national foreign policy.

Lithuanian military personnel are currently deployed in Afghanistan where they carry out NATO-led operations, one logistics specialist serves at the headquarters of the NATO-led Kosovo Forces (KFOR) operation. Two instructors of the Lithuanian Armed Forces are deployed to Mali to take part in the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali), one Lithuanian officer is also serving at EUTM Mali headquarters as of summer 2013.

 

Lithuania's participation in international operations (factsheet)

 

Country/operation (mission)

Number of deployed military personnel

Afghanistan

 

ISAF

Approximately 100*

 UNAMA 1

Kosovo

 

 KFOR 

 

 1

Mali

 

 EUTM Mali

 

 3
Turkey  
  5
Indian Ocean  
  Ocean Shield 1

 

* The number of Special Operations troops on the operation is classified

 

Spending for multinational operations in 2000-2013

 

Year

million Litas

2000

8,7

2001

5,5

2002

11

2003

16

2004

23

2005

39,1

2006

37,7

2007

69,1

2008

67,8

2009

 51,8

2010

55

2011

60

2012

 52.7

2013

 57.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Updated on: 2014-07-15
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