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Lithuania expressed firm support to humanitarian activities at the Red Cross Conference
2019.12.11
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Lithuania voiced strong support to the Red Cross Movement and presented the contribution to the programmes of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva on December 9–12.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders December 2-8, 2019
2019.12.09
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On December 2-8 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were not scrambled to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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PESCO military mobility procedures tested in Lithuania
2019.12.06
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In the beginning in last week a trainset from Germany loaded with containers of combat stocks and military equipment – infantry fighting vehicles and all-terrain vehicles – arrived at Kaunas Railway Station. It was a logistical exercise held in relation to the European Union Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) project by logisticians  of the Belgian,  Dutch, German and Lithuanian Armed Forces. 

 

 

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Bilateral work consultations of Lithuania and Belarus held in Minsk
2019.12.05

On December 4 a delegation led by Robertas Šapronas, Defence Policy Director of the Ministry of National Defence, took part in bilateral work consultations in Minsk , met with Chief of the International Military Cooperation Department, Assistant to the Defence Minister for Foreign Military Policy Maj Gen Oleg Voinov.

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Heavy duty trucks to enter service with the Lithuanian Armed Forces
2019.12.03
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The first four of the ZETROS 3643 tractor trucks with trailers, manufactured by German company Daimler AG, have been handed over to the Depot Storage Service of the Lithuanian Armed Forces as part of the ongoing modernisation and updating of the Lithuanian military vehicle fleet. Four more identical trucks with trailers will be delivered in 2020. Lithuania is the first of the three Baltic states to acquire the enhanced off-road capacity heavy duty trucks with trailers for transporting its self-propelled artillery howitzers and armoured recovery vehicles.

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Plans for three Control and Reporting Centres in Baltic Region to Enhance NATO Air Posture
2019.12.03
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The scheduled re-structure of the Baltic Air Surveillance Network or BALTNET will see the activation of three national Control and Reporting Centres (CRC) in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This allows for improved capabilities and interoperability of NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System in the region to help safeguard Allied airspace.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders November 25–December 1, 2019
2019.12.02
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On November 25–December 1 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were not scrambled to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Minister of National Defence takes part in the NATO Leaders meeting
2019.12.02
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NATO Leaders' Declaration

On December 3- 4 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is taking part in the NATO Leaders’ Meeting in London in the delegation of President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda. The NATO Leaders are addressing the way ahead for the processes of the NATO adaptation to the rapidly changing security environment, the threats and challenges to the transatlantic security, the importance of fulfilling the defence spending commitments and fair burden-sharing , while strengthening the NATO ability to face security threats.

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Defence Ministers of Lithuania and Denmark underscored the need for strengthening bilateral cooperation
2019.11.28
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On November 28 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Denmark Trine Bramsen had a meeting at Šiauliai Lithuanian Air Force Base. Ministers discussed the regional security situation, the upcoming NATO Leaders Meeting, and bilateral cooperation.

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Lithuania and Ukraine intensifies cooperation on cybersecurity
2019.11.27
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On November 27 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Minister of Defence of Ukraine Andriy Zagorodniuk signed a Declaration of Intent in Vilnius on closer cooperation as the countries’ cooperation in the area of cybersecurity is intensified.

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