Posts tagged as Former defence chief

Lithuania’s former defence chief involved in car accident

Monday, December 2, 2019

Jonas Vytautas Žukas, Lithuania’s former chief of defence and the chief adviser to President Gitanas Nausėda on national security, was involved in a car accident on Monday morning, the police has confirmed to BNS. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital for tests. The delfi.lt has reported that the accident took place near Vilnius when Žukas’ Subaru collided with an Audi. Ramūnas Matonis, a spokesman for the police,…

Former defence chief becomes adviser to Lithuanian president

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

President Gitanas Nausėda appointed the former Chief of Defence Jonas Vytautas Žukas as his national security adviser on Monday. “We are glad Žukas joined our team […] we are looking forward to welcoming him,” Nausėda spokesman Aistis Zabarauskas told BNS. The president said already during his election campaign in April he wanted to see Žukas on his team. Žukas, 57, led Lithuania’s army from 2014 until last week. He earlier…