Us officials are demanding an explanation from Lithuania, how the army donated the Baltic countries sniper Semi-automatic rifle M14 was in private hands.
the residence of the US Ambassador is confident that the contributions made to the U.S. government illegally transferred to third parties, despite a signed agreement prohibiting the implementation is handed over to the Americans weapons. Semi-automatic rifles M14 in Lithuania were sold bespripyatstvenno - they could buy anyone who wishes who has a permit to carry weapons. The weaponry Fund, which is housed in the Ministry of the interior Ministry, sold the rifle at a very low price - 347, 54 Euro, informs Delfi.
"It is in reality a very low cost, since the collector from any country in the world willing to pay for This Weapon is 25 thousand Euros ", - said the businessman Darius, Cekanauskas, a member of the Riflemen's Union. He was one of eight people who have bought from the Fund this rifle. But how long will will be able to use it, He doesn't know the Gun Fund needs to return a thing purchased legally, makes a promise to return for her 347 euros. Cekanauskas As two buyer does not agree with the requirement of the Fund and does not return the rifle, the other five buyers have returned the rifle. Weapons have returned to the army. The US government gave these rifles Lithuania in 1999 (the main weapon of the us army they were in the years 1959-1970). After modernization they were used by Lithuanian military, But then decided to give them up. In 2014 the rifles were in the Armory Fund, which was to sell them. About the fact that the donated rifles were sold, according to sources, the Americans learned unintentionally - about This said collectors and information reached the intelligence. As it turned out, given that Lithuania Weapons were implemented, was unable to explain and the head of the Ministry of defense Juozas Olekas. As reported last year, the media, U.S. Weapons sold to Ukraine.