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Soldiers of Algirdas Battalion left for UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force exercise
2018.04.19
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On April 18 soldiers of the 3rd Mechanised Infantry Company of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion left for the United Kingdom to train in a two-week exercise of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Joint Warrior 18.1. Lithuanians will train in the exercise in a training area in Salisbury Plain together with soldiers from other JEF-contributing countries: Denmark, Estonia, UK, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, and Sweden.

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Unique Runway Run 2018 gets off the mark Saturday
2018.04.18
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On April 21, Saturday, the unique, only, and already traditional Runway Run 2018 will take place at the Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai. The run is dedicated to the14th anniversary of the membership in NATO, the world’s strongest defensive Alliance,  Lithuania celebrated on March 29.

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Defence Attaché of Kazakhstan accredited to Lithuania
2018.04.17
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On April 17 Colonel Mukhan Zhassuzakov was accredited as Defence Attaché of Kazakhstan to Lithuania. He was welcomed by Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas.

“We appreciate the decision of the Government of Kazakhstan to appoint the first ever Defence Attaché to Lithuania and we are looking forward to that giving an impetus to further bilateral cooperation,” Vice Minister V. Umbrasas said at the accreditation ceremony. Lithuania’s interest in Kazakhstan has been represented by a Defence Attaché since 2008, since 2016 the Defence Attaché of the Republic of Lithuania to Kazakhstan is based in Beijing, China.

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Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen J. V. Žukas observed Exercise Hunter
2018.04.17
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Video ( Sergeant Specialist Lukas Tamošiūnas (MoD)

On April 17 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, Vice Minister of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Jonas Vytautas Žukas, Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys, commanders of other units and foreign guests observed international anti-tank unit field training exercise Hunter at the General Silvestras Žukauskas training Area in Pabradė (Švenčionys district).

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on April 9-15, 2018
2018.04.16
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On April 9-15 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Ari Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled four times to intercept military aircraft pf the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Arms control inspectors of Switzerland and Austria visited Lithuania
2018.04.13
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On April 11-12 Swiss and Austrian arms control inspectors conducted a verification visit of a chosen area in Lithuania under the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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Lithuania invites allies to see Ukraine in a strategic light, Minister R. Karoblis said at the Kyiv Security Forum
2018.04.13
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On April 12-13 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis took part in the Kyiv Security Forum, an event for addressing regional security and measures for discontinuing the Russian aggression in Ukraine.“Lithuania and the international community understand the importance of Ukraine for the security of the entire Europe and support Ukraine’s democratic reforms and force transformation to comply with NATO standards. By that Lithuania also invites allies to give more strategic focus to Ukraine, including practical assistance and provision of weapons,” Minister R. Karoblis said in one of the sessions.

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Vice Minister V. Umbrasas discussed security situation in the Baltic region with NATO and EU officials
2018.04.12
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Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas discussed the security situation in the Baltic region and further security enhancement initiatives in the framework of NATO and the EU at a meeting with Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service Pedro Serrano and Deputy NATO Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller in Brussels on April 9-11.

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Minister R. Karoblis on a visit in Ukraine
2018.04.11
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On April 11-13 Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis is conducting a visit in Ukraine in the delegation of the Prime Minister and will attend meetings with the President, Prime Minister, and members of the Parliament  of Ukraine.During the visit Minister. R.Karoblis is planned to meet with Iryna Fryz, Chair of the Subcommittee on National Information Systems Security, Committee on National Security and Defence of the the Verkhovna Rada, and to visit the NATO Liaison Office in Kiev.

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Minister R. Karoblis met with Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum Gen R. Marchio
2018.04.10
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On April 10 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with the new Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum, General Riccardo Marchio, in Vilnius, and discussed regional security, topicalities on NATO agenda, including the NATO presence in Lithuania, and the anticipated results of the upcoming NATO Summit, including adaptation of the NATO Command Structure. Gen R. Marchio was appointed as the JFC Brunssum Commander on February 21 succeeding General Salvatore Farina.

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