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News archive (2019 - 01)

President of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministers of Defence of Lithuania and Germany will congratulate the NATO Battalion in Lithuania on its 2nd anniversary
2019.01.31
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On February 4 the second anniversary of deployment of the multinational NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania for deterrence and defence will be celebrated in Rukla. President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, Minister of Defence of Germany Ms. Ursula von der Leyen,  Minister of National Defence Mr. Raimundas Karoblis, and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas are expected to take part in the commemoration ceremony.

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MoD plans on application of PPP model for developing military infrastructure in Lithuania presented in Sweden
2019.01.31
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Vice Minister of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas and Director of the Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence Sigitas Dzekunskas conducted a visit to Sweden on January 29-30. Vice Minister met with the new State Secretary to the Minister of Defence of Sweden, Jan-Olof Lind, who assumed the duties just a week ago following over four months the formation of the Government of Sweden had taken after the elections to Sweden’s Parliament (Riksdag) of 9 September 2018. Vice Minister and State Secretary discussed security situation in the region, expressed delight about the close relations between Lithuanian and Swedish militaries, and topical aspects of the European security initiatives.

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Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis welcomed European defence initiatives but urged to ensure their implementation at the meeting in Bucharest
2019.01.31
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“Over the past two years the European Union has made substantial progress in strengthening defence however, we have to ensure efficient implementation of the existing projects, tangible results and further investment in defence,” Minister of National Defence Raimunas Karoblis stated at the EU Defence Ministers’ meeting in Bucharest earlier today. EU Defence Ministers discussed implementation of joint EU defence initiatives, such as the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), European Defence Fund, Military Mobility, at the event.

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De-icing equipment to be bought for the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base in Šiauliai
2019.01.31
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The Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai will get de-icing equipment for aircraft. It will be acquired according to an agreement signed by the Ministry of National Defence and the AF Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate (AFSACD) on behalf of the Government of the United States of America.

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Lithuania and Israel begin cooperation in cyber security
2019.01.29
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On January 28 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza and Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate signed a Declaration of Intent on cooperation in cyber security in Tel Aviv.

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Lithuanian soldiers will deploy to 11 multinational operations this year
2019.01.29
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This week Lithuanian military personnel begin participation in a new NATO-led multinational operation in Iraq, NATO Mission Iraq (NMI). Two officers Lithuania assigns have already deployed to the area of operation in Bagdad and will soon begin service. The non-combat operation greenlighted by NATO at the request of the Government of Iraq in 2018 at the NATO Summit in Brussels will train local security forces.  Lithuanian troops will serve at the operational headquarters at the U.S. military base in Bagdad. It is the second location in Iraq that Lithuanian military personnel is deployed to.  

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Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis to take part in the EU Defence Ministers’ meeting in Bucharest
2019.01.29
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On January 30-31 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will attend an informal EU Defence Ministers’ meeting in Bucharest, Romania.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders on January 21 –27, 2019
2019.01.28
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On January 21 – 27 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO 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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Common threats in Europe and Ukraine’s reforms discussed at the 12th Europe-Ukraine Forum
2019.01.25
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On January 24-25 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas spoke at the panel “Common Threat? Security of Ukraine and Georgia is the security of the entire Europe” and gave an interview on the necessity for Lithuania to continue the significant political and practical support to Ukraine through cooperation with Poland while attending the 12th Europe-Ukraine Forum in Rzeszów.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders on January 14–20, 2019
2019.01.21
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On January  14–20 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO 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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