CNN: Lithuania issues manual on what to do if Russia invades

01:26, 29 October 2016
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The Lithuanian government on Friday issued a 75-page guide on what to do if the country is invaded, entitled "Prepare to survive emergencies and war," according to CNN.

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"Attention needs to be paid to the actions of the neighboring country – Russia," says the manual, CNN reported.

"This country does not hesitate to use a military force against its neighbors, and at this moment it basically continues the military aggression against Ukraine."

Read alsoUkraine intel: Russian reconnaissance planes spotted over Azov, Black SeasIt notes the Russian method of using "denial and ambiguity" at the beginning of an invasion and warns: "It is most important that the civilians are aware and have a will to resist – when these elements are strong, an aggressor has difficulties in creating an environment for military invasion."

It is the third time the Lithuanian government has distributed a handbook of this type to its citizens since the Russian annexation of Crimea.

The last one, published in December 2015, was entitled "Prepare to survive emergencies and war: a cheerful take on serious recommendations."

It included cartoons of a family with a cat and noted that "while no country is immune to adversities of any nature" it is important not to panic if there is an emergency.

Read alsoU.S. Mission to OSCE: Russia continues sending troops, equipment into UkraineThere is nothing cheerful about the latest edition, which details how Lithuanians should spy and inform on the enemy if Russia succeeds in occupying part of the country.

There are also detailed images of Russian-made tanks, grenades, mines and guns and instructions on how to recognize different types. Further instructions cover first aid and surviving in the wild.

There will be 30,000 copies available in schools and libraries and it will also be published online.

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