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Colonel nominated to lead Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has nominated Colonel Albertas Dapkus to lead the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union, a state-supported civilian paramilitary organisation. Founded in 1919, Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union was active in the wars of independence and the anti-Soviet partisan movement. Its membership has grown since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the war in Ukraine. The number of riflemen now stands at around 12,000, according to the minister. The average…