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Lithuanian arms control inspectors are conducting a visit at Russia’s heavy bomber division
2018.02.14
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A Lithuanian arms control inspector is conducting a verification visit in composition of a Turkish-led inspection team in the 22nd Guards Heavy Bomber Aviation Division of the Russian Federation based at Engels.  The arms control inspection team will carry out a verification visit in a military unit in accordance with the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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Ministers of Defence of Lithuania and Germany signed a Protocol of Intent on affiliation of the Iron Wolf Brigade to a German Army division
2018.02.14
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On the margins of NATO Ministerial Meeting taking place in Brussels on February 14-15, Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Federal Minister of Defence Dr Ursula von der Leyen signed a Protocol of Intent on affiliation of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to a German Army division.

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Mature and civic society is the key safeguard of Lithuania’s independence, Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis says
2018.02.14
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Video report (by OR-6 Lukas Kalvaitis)


Photo gallery  (by Alfredas Pliadis)

“A hundred years since the restoration of Lithuania’s statehood, the threats to its independence are not any scarcer, however, today we are safer and have more allies than ever. Still, the key safeguard of Lithuania’s independence is a mature and civic society,” Minister of National Defence  Raimundas Karoblis said at the commemoration of the centenary of restoration of the state of Lithuania.

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International terrorism will have no perspectives only when states join efforts to fight it, Vice Minister of National Defence V. Umbrasas says
2018.02.13
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On February 13 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas attended the United States-led  Global Coalition against ISIS/Da‘esh, fighting Isis in Iraq and Syria, ministerial conference in Kuwait. At the meeting coalition members  provided guiding principles for defeating ISIS that cover not only military defeat of ISIS but also denial of access to financial resources, information exchange on returning fighters , stabilisation of communities in liberated areas.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on February 5 - 11, 2018
2018.02.12
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On February 5 – 11 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled twice to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Chief of General Staff of Georgia Major General V. Chachibaia conducted formal visit in Lithuania
2018.02.09
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Video report (by OR-6 Lukas Kalvaitis)

On February 9 Vice Minister of National Defence V.Umbrasas met with Maj Gen Vladimer Chachibaia, Chief of General Staff of Georgia, and reiterated Lithuania’s continued support to Georgia’s aspirations of Euro-Atlantic integration, stronger NATO-Georgian cooperation, Lithuanian participation in exercises in Georgia, and assistance in establishing a joint NATO-Georgia Training and Assessment Centre together with the Nordic and the Baltic states.   Lithuania finances Georgian soldiers’ studies at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania and other military education institutions, renders expert-level consultations on strategic communication, cyber defence, logistics, finance management, strategic planning, as well as other areas.   

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Bilateral and regional military cooperation of Lithuania and France discussed
2018.02.06
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On February 5 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas discussed further prospects for regional and bilateral military cooperation at a meeting with Deputy Director General for International Relations and Strategy at the French Ministry of Defense Vice Admiral Hervé de Bonnaventure.

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NATO battalion soldiers training at Kazlų Rūda Training Area
2018.02.05
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This week soldiers of the Netherlands Armed Forces serving as part of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania are honing their skills at Brigadier General Kazys Vieverskis Kazlų Rūda Training Area. Demolition, survival tasks are only a few of the things the allies train.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on January 29 – February 5, 2018
2018.02.05
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On January 29 – February 5 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled twice to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Deployment of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion in the Baltic states and Poland is beyond doubt a success story of the Alliance, Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis says
2018.02.05
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Video report (by Sgt Spc Lukas Tamošiūnas)

 

Video report (by Sgt Spc 1st Class Lukas Kalvaitis)

On February 5 first anniversary of deployment of the multinational NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group for deterrence and defence in Lithuania was formally marked in Rukla.

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