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News archive (2008 - 01)

Air Force helicopter surveyed oil spot in the Baltic Sea
2008.01.31
imgOn January 31 crew of Air Force helicopter Mi-8 assisted environmental protection specialists to evaluate a 200-metre width and 5,5-kilometer length spot of oil that poured into the Baltic Sea next to Butinge terminal from a ship registered in Cayman Islands.
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PRT military medics help do surgery for a seriously ill Afghan kid
2008.01.31
imgMilitary medics of PRT-6 assisted in a difficult surgery made for a ten-year old Afghan boy. The kid feels well after the operation. PRT medics noticed a 10-year old child in severe condition during the routine consultations at Chaghcharan hospital. After an examination anaesthesiologist Col. Marijus Salkevicius and Ukrainian surgeon Lt. Col. Evgenii Gerasymenko suspected a far-gone peritonitis. Condition of the young patient was bad. Head Doctor of Chaghcharan hospital surgeon Jakubi turned to PRT-6 for help in performing a difficult surgery that was necessary.
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Naval Forces divers roam under-ice streams of the North Atlantic
2008.01.31
From February 1 to 18 eight deminer divers of the Lithuanian Naval Forces Underwater Actions Team led by Capt. Lt. Romanas Polovcevas will take part in ”EODEX" exercise held in North Norway. The event will be the most extensive underwater extreme conditions exercise in North Atlantic region this year.
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Representing Vilnius to NATO meeting participants in vivid style
2008.01.31
Public enterprise ”Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009" employ every opportunity to represent qualities of Lithuania and Vilnius. During the NATO Defence Ministers meeting that will take place from 7 to 8 of January public enterprise ”Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009" will represent a non-traditional exposition reflecting cultural identity of Vilnius and will offer many ways for foreign media to get acquainted with Lithuania.
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Codes of Vilnius and Lithuania in the logo of NATO meeting
2008.01.29
Many codes important to Lithuania are incorporated into the logo of the NATO Defence Ministers' meeting that will take place in February. The sign contains motifs of Gediminas Castle and tricolour nation symbols, its graphical representation and combination of colours hints at Lithuanian cultural traditions - ancient weaving patterns - as well as symbolises the idea of dialog and interaction. Logotype consists of 26 elements meaning 26 NATO members.
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Team of Belarus Armament Control Inspection experts come to Lithuania
2008.01.28
On January 29-30 four Belarusian military experts from the Armament Control Inspection will carry out inspection at Lithuanian Armed Forces divisions as agreed by Vienna Document 1999.
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Lithuanian Armed Forces Commander to take part in North Atlantic Commanders meeting
2008.01.28
Armed Forces Commander Lieutenant General Valdas Tutkus left for Norway to take part in the meeting of Nordic Armed Forces Commanders from January 28 to 29. Gen. Lt. Valdas Tutkus will discuss issues of regional security together with his Latvian, Estonian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finish counterparts.
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Impressions from Afghanistan for Alytus students
2008.01.25
imgMaster Sergeant Romas Ramanauskas, representative of the Great Duchess Birute Motorised Infantry Battalion held meetings with students of Alytus schools on January 23 and told them about the mission of Lithuania in Ghowr Province of Afghanistan. Master Sgt. R. Ramanauskas was among the first soldiers sent to Afghanistan in 2005.
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Lithuanian Defence Minister expresses condolence for Polish Defence Minister
2008.01.24
On January 24 Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas Olekas expressed condolence to Polish Defence Minister Bogdan Klich on the air disaster that had claimed lives of 20 Polish soldiers when Air Force plane crashed on January 23.
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Project ”Mission: Afghanistan" of the National Defence Ministry and the Lithuanian Armed Forces awarded in the Public Relations Projects competition ”PatiRtis 2007"
2008.01.24
imgCompetition of the best projects public relations of non-profit and governmental organisations ended for a second time in Lithuania. Project of the National Defence Ministry ”Mission: Afghanistan" was given award ”For the Best Idea" in the competition ”PatiRtis 2007".
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