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Minister R. Karoblis to take part in the EU Foreign Affairs Council session in Luxembourg
2018.06.22
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On June 25 Minister of National Defence   Raimundas Karoblis will attend the session of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg.  Its highlight for Lithuania will be signature of the Declaration of Intent on creation of EU Cyber Response Force that Lithuania has initiated. The document will be the first step  on the way of closer cooperation of countries in the completion of the cyber defence project.  

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Japan takes interest in Lithuania initiatives to strengthen EU cooperation in cyber defence and public resilience to disinformation
2018.06.22
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On June 22 a delegation of twelve largest and most influential media outlets of Japan came to Lithuania to familiarise with regional security situation and challenges. The guests met with Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza and Head of the Department of Cyber Security and Information Technology Jonas Skardinskas and discussed Lithuania’s initiatives to develop rotation cyber response teams in the European Union that would be formed by personnel of cyber incident investigation and other security institutions of the participating countries.

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Minister R. Karoblis met with US defence and security officials
2018.06.19
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On June 12-14 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with  US Congressmen and Senators, US Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, Assistant Secretary of Defence for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflicts Owen West, representatives of the US National Security Council, and other high-ranking US officials while on a visit in the United States.  The meetings addressed regional security issues, priorities of the Baltic states in the upcoming NATO Summit,  further Lithuanian-US cooperation in defence area.

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New US Defence Attaché has been accredited to Lithuania
2018.06.19
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On June 19 Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Mcvey was accredited as the new Defence Attaché of the United States to Lithuania and Colonel Jeffrey L. Jennette was farewelled at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

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New US Defence Attaché accredited to Lithuania
2018.06.18
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On June 19 Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Mcvey will be accredited as the new Defence Attaché of the United States to Lithuania and Colonel Jeffrey L. Jennette farewelled at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on June 11-17, 2018
2018.06.18
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On June 11-17 NATO fighter jets conducting the Air Policing Mission over the Baltic states were scrambled six times to identify and intercept Russian Federation aircraft flying in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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King of the Netherlands visited Dutch military personnel in Rukla
2018.06.15
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On June 15 His Majesty King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander met with Dutch soldiers serving in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Rukla while conducting a state visit in Lithuania.  His Majesty was escorted by President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas during the visit to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla.

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Minister R. Karoblis invites to demonstrate unwavering transatlantic solidarity
2018.06.14
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"The most essential goal of the upcoming NATO Summit is to make the strong transatlantic allied solidarity as apparent to the world as possible,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on June 13 at a conference in Washington, US. According to Minister, the success of the NATO Summit will depend not only on what will be laid down in the documents but also on the message the allied leaders will send out.

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King of the Netherlands to meet with Dutch soldiers deployed in Lithuania in Rukla
2018.06.13
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On June 15 His Majesty King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander while conducting a state visit in Lithuania will meet with Dutch soldiers serving in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Rukla.  His Majesty will be escorted by President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas during the visit to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla.

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Arms control inspectors of Belarus and Russia visiting Lithuania
2018.06.12
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On June 11-14 a team of Belorussian and Russian arms control inspectors are conducting a verification visit in a chosen area in Lithuania under the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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