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Death of A Lithuanian Soldier: A Mother’s Story


Nov 25, 2019
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Unfortunately, unprofessionalism has become a distinctive feature of our times. Indifference and ignorance are common to most Lithuanian officials. These traits are especially disgusting in the armed forces. The matter is soldiers are to some extend limited in their rights and commanders should be not only supervisors, but must be very attentive to their subordinates and their needs.

A terrible accident that happened recently with a Lithuanian serviceman characterizes the state of affairs in the army.

Mother of a soldier who died last year told her story to DELFI.

In 2018 Andrius Bružas was conscripted in the armed forces though his health was weak. For the last two years, his mother has seen the suffering of her child – he was seriously ill but it did not become a barrier for compulsory military service in the Lithuanian Armed Forces. And then even more terrible facts became clear – although he complained about the pain, the military doctors only offered to relieve the pain with painkillers.In spite of pain, the guy performed his duties.

The soldier’s well-being did not improve and continued to worsen, until he was finally taken to the hospital. After the examinations, terrible news stroke family. Andrius was diagnosed with extremely aggressive stage 4 cancer.

Vida Bružienė is sure that in case medical examination was done appropriately he would be exempt from military service and would have a chance to get well.



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