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News archive (2008 - 12)

New Defence Attaché of the Russian Federation accredited to Lithuania
2008.12.17
imgNew War, Air Force and Naval Attaché of the Russian Federation Col. Sergej Sazonov will be accredited to Lithuania on December 18 at the Ministry of National Defence. He will replace the outgoing Russian War, Air Force and Naval Attaché Capt. (N) 1st Rank Oleg Kornijenko who represented Russia's interest in Lithuania from September 2005.
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Minister of National Defence R.Jukneviciene met with Lithuanian Defence Attachés accredited to foreign countries
2008.12.17
imgMinister of National Defence Rasa Jukneviciene officially met Lithuanian Defence Attachés accredited to foreign countries on December 17. The meeting also addressed priorities of national defence.
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The second C-27J Spartan bought by the Lithuanian Air Force named Algirdas
2008.12.16
imgThe name will be solemnly bestowed of the aircraft at the LAF Aviation Base in Siauliai on December 17. C-27J Spartan will be blessed by the Chaplain of Siauliai Garrison Tomas Rainys.
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Undersecretary of MoND A.Krivas to take part in international seminar and meet with Defence Minister in Moldova
2008.12.15
imgUndersecretary of the Ministry of National Defence for defence policy and international relations Andrius Krivas will visit Moldova where he will take part in an international seminar ”Legal foundations and democratic control of national security and defence system" and meet with Moldovan Minister of Defence Vitalie Vrabie, December 15-17.
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New Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas assumed the position
2008.12.15
imgVytautas Umbrasas assumed the position of Vice Minister of National Defence, December 15. Before the present designation Mr. Umbrasas worked as advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania, and representative in Seimas and Government.
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Lithuanian soldiers donated carpets and around a ton of food for Chaghcharan children's home
2008.12.12
imgDecember 11, Lithuanian-led PRT-8 in Ghowr, Afghanistan, donated four carpets and a ton of food. Chaghcharan children's home houses around half of hundred of homeless children. Budget of the children's home is small with just up to one USA dollar allotted for one kid per day, the sum enough to buy bread only.
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Bilateral cooperation plan for 2009 signed between Lithuanian and Croatian Ministries of Defence
2008.12.11
imgBilateral cooperation plan for 2009 of Lithuanian and Croatian Ministries of Defence was signed at the Ministry of National Defence, December 10. The document was signed by the Acting Head of the International Relations and Operations Department Migle Budryte and the Head of International Cooperation Department of Defence Ministry of Croatia Davor Cutic.
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Minister of National Defence solemnly changed at the MoND
2008.12.10
imgSolemn ceremony of change of the Minister of National Defence took place at the Ministry of National Defence, December 10. The outgoing Minister Juozas Olekas was replaced by Rasa Jukneviciene. The flag of the Ministry and authority regalia were handed over to the incoming Minister during the ceremony.
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International conference ”Weapons and elections: the ways democratic countries develop their armed forces in the Europe of XXI century" held at the Military Academy of Lithuania
2008.12.10
On December 11-12 General Jonas Zemaitis Lithuanian Military Academy (Vilnius) will host international conference ”Weapons and elections: the ways democratic countries develop their armed forces in the Europe of XXI century" organised by the Lithuanian Military Academy and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (Germany).
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Second of the three C-27J ”Spartans" bought arrive in Lithuania
2008.12.08
imgThe second of the three C-27J ”Spartans" bought by Lithuania landed in the LAF Aviation Base Siauliai Military Airfield in the evening of December 4.
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