|Lietuvos Respublikos Krašto Apsaugos Ministerija|
Logo of the Ministry of National Defence
Flag of the Ministry of National Defence
|Jurisdiction||Government of Lithuania|
|Annual budget||€ 148.3 million |
|Deputy Ministers responsible|
The Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublikos krašto apsaugos ministerija) was established in 1990. Its mission, according to its website, consists of: "Implementation of joint policy with NATO, cooperation with foreign countries in defence sector, representation of Lithuania by coordination of international humanitarian law, management of national defence and security financial resources, army provision with armament, equipment and other resources, implementation of personnel management policy, preparation of military reserve, administration of compulsory military draft, preparation of society for civil resistance, planning national mobilisation."
|23 July 1992||28 October 1993||Independent||Vagnorius I|
|2||Linas Antanas Linkevičius
|28 October 1993||4 December 1996||LDDP||Šleževičius|
|3||Česlovas Vytautas Stankevičius
|4 December 1996||27 October 2000||Independent||Vagnorius II|
|(2)||Linas Antanas Linkevičius
|27 October 2000||14 December 2004||LSDP||Paksas II|
|29 November 2004||26 July 2006||LSDP||Brazauskas II|
|6 July 2006||28 November 2008||LSDP||Kirkilas|
|9 December 2008||13 December 2012||TS–LKD||Kubilius II|
|13 December 2012||29 November 2016||LSDP||Butkevičius|
|29 November 2016||Incumbent||Independent||Skvernelis|
- Europa Publications (1999). Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Volume 4. Routledge. p. 516. ISBN 978-1-85743-058-5.
- "Functions of National Defence Ministry". Lithuanian Ministry of Defense. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
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