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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on June 19-25, 2017
2017.06.26
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On June 19-25 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled two times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Vice Minister of National Defence E. Kerza to discuss cyber security in international conferences
2017.06.26
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On June 25-29 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza is conducting a visit in Israel. During the visit, the Vice Minister will take part in the annual cyber security conference Cyber Week at Tel Aviv University, meet with representatives of the International Defence Cooperation Directorate of the Israel Ministry of Defence and of cyber security industry.

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Year’s largest exercise in Lithuania Iron Wolf 2017 came to a wrap
2017.06.23
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“You have proved your ability to operate in international team, carry out complex defensive operations and retain excellent relations with local population,” Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys said at the closing ceremony of multinational Exercise Iron Wolf 2017 in Rukla on June 23.

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Violation of Lithuanian airspace has been recorded
2017.06.22

On June 21 the Lithuanian Air Force recorded two breaches of state border of the Republic of Lithuania in national airspace near Dubičiai and Musteika (Varėna district). One An-2 civilian aircraft flew into Lithuanian airspace twice as recorded, at 02.03-02-17 p.m. and 02-14-02-17 p.m. Lithuanian time. The violation has been recorded on airspace surveillance equipment and observed visually.

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Minister of National Defence welcomed Lithuanian Vessel Boarding Team back home after European Union Naval Force Mediterranean – Operation Sophia
2017.06.22
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“Operation Sophia is the most important operation conducted by the European Union. Vessel boarding is a difficult and a risky task, and the way it has been successfully implemented shows not only the level of professionalism and readiness of Lithuanian soldiers but it also is a significant and tangible contribution Lithuania has made to international security,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said at a homecoming ceremony held in Klaipėda on June 22 for the first shift of 12 of the Vessel Boarding Team Lithuania had deployed to the multinational EU-led Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean.

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Ministers of National Defence and Foreign Affairs met with NATO Secretary General
2017.06.20
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg conducting a visit in Lithuania praised Lithuania for increasing defence spending and efforts to strengthen security in the region at a meeting with Ministers of National Defence and Foreign Affairs in the evening of June 11. The NATO leader also underlined that as Lithuania increased defence financing it also strengthened the Alliance’s resolve to enhance collective defence.

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NATO Secretary General thanked Lithuania for hosting multinational Exercise Iron Wolf 2017 and the chance for NATO allies to train together
2017.06.20
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Water obstacle crossing operation  (credits: OR-5 L. Tamošiūnas)

 

Press conference by President of Lithuania D.Grybauskaitė and NATO Secretary General  J. Stoltenberg  (credits: OR-6  L. Kalvaitis)

 

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On June 20 President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, NATO Secretary General, Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis, Minister of National Defence of Poland Antoni Macierewicz, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, and other high representatives of NATO countries, commanders and other dignitaries observed the German-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group and allies complete a water obstacle crossing operation in Stašėnai, Jonava district.

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Lithuanian and Polish Ministers of National Defence agreed to seek permanent deployment of allied units in the region while taking part in Exercise Iron Wolf 2017 Distinguished Visitors Day
2017.06.20
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On June 20 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis held bilateral talks with Minister of National Defence of Poland Antoni Macierewicz; both Ministers were attending Distinguished Visitors Day of Exercise Iron Wolf 2017 in Jonava district.

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New Defence Attaché of Croatia accredited to Lithuania
2017.06.19
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On June 19 Captain (Navy) Jugoslav Jozić was accredited as the new Defence Attaché of Croatia in Lithuania. He took over from Captain (Navy) Andrija Ljulj who held the position from March 2013.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on June 12-18, 2017
2017.06.19
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On June 12-18 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled nine times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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