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News archive (2006 - 06)

Presentation of authentic weaponry and outfit of a Lithuanian soldier of the 14th century
2006.06.30
imgAuthentic weaponry and outfit of a Lithuanian soldier of the 14th century reconstructed. According to the Commander of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Major General Valdas Tutkus, the sponsor of this military project, the project was worth undertaking because it reflects the history Lithuania. ”The outfit, which has been reconstructed based on archaeological digs and other still existing sources, excellently reflects the deep fountainhead and age-old history of the state of Lithuania and its military. ”
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Lithuanian representative to command military intelligence of the European Union
2006.06.29
On Tuesday, 27 June, in Brussels, the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy/Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, Javier Solana, officially approved the candidacy of a Lithuanian representative to the position as Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS). Colonel Gintaras Bagdonas, the current Director of the Second Investigation Department under the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania, was appointed as the EUMS Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence for a term covering three years.
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Upcoming events for 26 June – 1 July in the Lithuanian National Defence System
2006.06.23
The following events are scheduled for 26 June –1 July in the Lithuanian National Defence System: On Monday, 26 June a visit by Afghanistan's Ghor Province Governor and parliamentarians to take place. On 26-29 June the Chief of Defence of Greece, Admiral Panagiotis Chinofotis, to arrive on a visit to Lithuania at an invitation of the Lithuanian Chief of Defence Major General Valdas Tutkus.
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Chief of Staff of the Hellenic National Defence to visit Lithuania for the first time ever
2006.06.23
On Monday, 26 June, a military delegation of the Hellenic Armed Forces, headed by the Chief of Defence of Staff of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff Admiral Panagiotis Chinofotis came with a three-day visit to Lithuania. On Tuesday, 27 June, the Hellenic Chief of Defence will meet with the Acting Minister of Defence Gediminas Kirkilas, Chief of Defence Major General Valdas Tutkus, leadership of the Defence Staff. Later in the day, the visiting delegation will meet with the Acting Prime Minister Zigmantas Balčytis and thereafter he is expected to deliver a lecture on planning comparability of forces for national and NATO needs.
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MoND Undersecretary J. Raguckienė to attend an international colloquium in France
2006.06.21
imgOn Thursday, 22 June the Lithuanian National Defence Undersecretary Jūratė Raguckienė and Chief of Staff of the Defence Staff, Brigadier General Vitalijus Vaiksnoras will attend an international colloquium, entitled ”Challenges of European Defence Economy", which will be held in France. At the conference participants will discuss specific topics covering an effective use of defence spending in an ever changing international environment, scientific researches and technologies, industry capabilities seeking European unity, solving defence and security related issues.
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Soldiers during patrol in mountains came under fire in Afghanistan
2006.06.20
On Tuesday, 20 June, in the nigh hours, one of Mobile Communications and Observation Groups (MCOG) of the Ghor Provincial Reconstruction Team - 3 (PRT -3) came under fire. The assaulted MCOG was formed from Croatian military personnel. No injuries were reported during the incident but two armoured vehicles were damaged.
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Upcoming events for 19-25 June in the Lithuanian National Defence System
2006.06.16
The following events are scheduled to take place in the Lithuanian National Defence system: On Monday, 19 June, Minister of National Defence Gediminas Kirkilas to present awards to participants and their coaches of the World Military Modern Pentathlon Championship, which was hosted by Lithuania.
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Defence Minister of Armenia to pay visit to Lithuania
2006.06.14
Between 15-16 June Defence Minister of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will be on an official visit to Lithuania. On Thursday, 15 June, the Defence Minister of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will meet with the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Gediminas Kirkilas. The meeting is expected to focus on relations between Armenia and NATO, the course of the ongoing military reform, participation in international operations, prospects for bilateral and regional co-operation.
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The Tadas Dambrauskas Photography Competition: Lithuanian Military in Photography 2005-2006
2006.06.12
imgOn Tuesday, 13 June, an official award ceremony of the winners of the Tadas Dambrauskas Photography Competition and opening of the exhibition, entitled ”The Lithuanian Armed Forces in Photography 2005-2006" will be held at the Gallery of the Union of Artists in Vilnius. It is the second time that the competition was organised by the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence with the aim to choose the most interesting pictures of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The sponsor of this photography competition is Minister Gediminas Kirkilas. The exhibition will be open 13 June through 1 July.
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White Paper to be presented to foreign Ambassadors accredited to Lithuania
2006.06.09
On Monday, 12 June, at the Ministry of National Defence, the White Paper on Lithuanian defence will be presented to foreign ambassadors accredited to Lithuania. The document, which has been developed and published in English by the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, will be presented by Undersecretary of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence Renatas Norkus. The White Paper is a publication of educational nature and has been dedicated to the general society, policy-makers, representatives from state institutions, academic community.
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