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Arms control inspectors of the Russian Federation conducting an evaluation visit in Lithuania
2019.04.24
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On April 24 a team of arms control inspectors of the Russian Federation are conducting an evaluation visit to the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin of the Lithuanian Land Force according to the requirements of the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders April 15–21, 2019
2019.04.23
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On April15–21 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled once to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Lithuanian-Estonian defence cooperation discussed
2019.04.18
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On April 16-17 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas was on a visit in Estonia where he discussed issues of security in the region and bilateral defence cooperation with representatives of the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Estonian Defence Forces.

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Hungary, augmented by the United Kingdom and Spain, will lead 50th NATO Baltic Air Policing detachment
2019.04.18
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Hungary is scheduled to be the lead nation for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission at Šiauliai, Lithuania, together with augmenting nations Spain and the United Kingdom. From May 2019 Hungary will take over the lead of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission deploying their JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft to Šiauliai, Lithuania. 

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Sweco Lietuva UAB to develop design for the new Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure objects
2019.04.18
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Agreement has been made concerning infrastructure development projects in Pabradė and Šiauliai under the NATO Security Investment Programme: the Ministry of National Defence and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) signed a contract with Sweco Lietuva UAB on the Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure development projects.

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Vice Minister of National Defence V. Umbrasas conducting a visit to Estonia
2019.04.16
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On April 16-17 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas is conducting a visit to Estonia. Vice Minister is planned to meet with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Kristjan Prikk  to address relevant aspects of the countries’ cooperation. 

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders April 8–14, 2019
2019.04.15
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On April 8–14 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled once to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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More than 1000 cyber experts from 30 nations trained at the Locked Shields exercise
2019.04.12
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The active phase of one of the largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercises Locked Shields 2019 has come to end. Over a thousand cyber security experts from 30 NATO allies and partners, including teams from NATO and EU agencies, practiced defending complex  networks and systems of vital services.

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New cyber-information attack, targets Minister of National Defence
2019.04.11
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UPDATE

Last night e-mail letters were sent out from a forged e-mail address pretending to be of a Ministry of National Defence employee. The letter with false content “informs” about a large corruption case at the Ministry of National Defence.

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Ukraine’s NATO and European integration is the choice of this country which we support and will help in achieving, Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis says
2019.04.11
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“The stance of the whole state, its institutions, businesses and society is crucial for the implementation of Ukraine’s choice to integrate in NATO and the European Union. At the same time it is a common and long-term commitment to work towards it despite obstacles and difficulties. It is Ukraine’s choice and we support it and will help to reach this goal,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said at the Kyiv Security Forum on April 11.

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