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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on November 13-19, 2017
2017.11.20
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On November 13-19 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Baltic Air Policing Mission were scrambled three times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Minister R. Karoblis discussed strengthening of NATO initiatives in the Baltic region at a meeting with Minister of National Defence of Canada H. Sajjan
2017.11.19
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On November 17-19 Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis took part in the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada. In the margins of the Forum Minister met with his counterpart, Minister of National Defence of Canada Harjit Singh Sajjan. On November 19 Minister delivered an address on the theme “Live and Die in Russia’s Neighbourhood” which focuses on the challenges while faced living by the side of an aggressive neighbour.

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Minister of National Defence delivered an address at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Canada
2017.11.16
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On November 15 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis took part in the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada, where Lithuania’s contribution to the United Nations Operation MINUSMA in composition of the German Contingent was presented as an example of “smart commitment” and the Minister was invited to speak at the main session of the meeting.

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Vice Minister V.Umbrasas on a visit in the United States, meeting security and defence officials
2017.11.15
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On November 13-16 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas is conducting a visit in the United States of America where he is attending a series of meetings with representatives of the U.S. National Security Council, Congress, Department of Defence and other institutions.

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Minister of National Defence on a visit in Canada
2017.11.15
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From November 14 through 20 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is on a visit in Vancouver, Canada, to attend the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference. Minister will also visit Halifax to take part in the Halifax International Security Forum. The event will address international security challenges and the measures the Trans-Atlantic community should turn to counter them.

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Vice Minister E. Kerza took part in the World Economic Forum discussion on cybersecurity
2017.11.15
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On November 14 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza took part in the World Economic Forum discussion in Geneva on cybersecurity and addressed the guidelines for the Global Cyber Centre the WEF is launching.

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Vice-minister of Defence Edvinas Kerza and Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union Houlin Zhao discussed challenges of cyber security
2017.11.14
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During the visit to Geneva on 13 November, Vice-minister of Defence Edvinas Kerza met Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao for a discussion on cyber security issues and ITU role in tackling arising challenges in particular through standardisation in the area of telecommunications.

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Minister R. Karoblis to attend meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels
2017.11.13
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On November 13 Minister of National Defence left for Brussels (Belgium) to take part in a meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council. The event will address implementation of the EU Global Strategy in security and defence areas, NATO-EU cooperation, and activity of the European Defence Agency (EDA).

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Soldiers of Algirdas Battalion preparing for standby for the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force
2017.11.13
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Military personnel of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion are preparing for a new assignment. Soldiers of the 3rd Mechanised Infantry Brigade will apply their experience gained in the standby for the NATO Response Force (NRF) as part of the Danish Battle Group earlier this year to carry out a new standby, for the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) as of 1 January 2018. Algirdas Battalion soldiers were deployed to Denmark to take part in certification Exercise Brave Lion together with a Dragoon Battalion, Danish Army, on November 26 as part of preparations.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on November 6-12, 2017
2017.11.13
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On November 6-12 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled six times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation In international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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