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News archive (2009 - 10)

New Defence Attaché of Spain accredited to Lithuania
2009.10.27
imgOctober 27, new Defence Attaché of Spain Col. Alfonso Jiménez de la Portilla was accredited to Lithuania at the Ministry of National Defence.

Col. A. J. de la Portilla replaced Col. Carlos Fernando Gutiérrez after three years in office. Defence Attaché of Spain is based in Warsaw, Poland.

In the accreditation ceremony the incoming Defence Attaché was congratulated by the Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas.

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Leadership of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Baltic Defence College met
2009.10.27
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October 27, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Maj. Gen. Arvydas Pocius met with Commandant of the Baltic Defence College Brig. Gen. Gundars Abols and the Dean of BALTDEFCOL Dr. James S. Corum at the Defence Staff of the Ministry of National Defence.

 

During the meeting further plans of improvement of education programmes at the Baltic Defence College were discussed as well Lithuania's contribution to development and fulfilment of education programmes.

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Medics of PRT-9 gave hope of life for a seriously injured Afghan boy
2009.10.27
imgOctober 26, members of Lithuanian-led Chaghcharan PRT arranged a helicopter transportation for a twelve years old Afghan boy who had suffered a serious head trauma from Chaghcharan to the Herat in hospital.

 

According to the boy's father, his son suffered head injury when falling from a donkey - his parents found him lying unconscious and in that condition was taken to the Chaghcharan hospital. When the child did not recover consciousness after four days, Chaghcharan doctors turned for help to PRT medics. After an examination military medics diagnosed a grave head trauma that required special diagnostic equipment found only at the higher level hospitals in Herat and Kabul.

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Local inhabitants of Chaghcharan peacefully protested against alleged desecration of the Koran
2009.10.27
imgOctober 27, a peaceful protest was held by around 300 of locals, mainly youth, in Chaghcharan where security is ensured by the Lithuanian-led Ghowr Provincial Reconstruction Team. The protest arose because of the news of an American soldier having allegedly burnt a Koran in the province of Wardak on October 14. After an investigation ISAF issued a report denying any possible participation of US troops in the incident.
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Lithuanian operations forces for peacetime tasks will enter standby in 2010
2009.10.27
imgEvaluation exercise of units of the Lithuanian Land Force for duty in peacetime tasks operations forces of the Lithuanian Armed forces in 2010 concluded on October 27.

 

Peacetime tasks operations forces comprising around 700 personnel were formed this year. Every unit of the Lithuanian Land Force will rotate on an annual basis to fulfil functions of the operations forces. The first rotation next year will be taken up by the Grand Duchess Birutė Motorised Infantry Battalion, Juozas Vitkus Engineering Battalion, the Duke Vaidotas Forward Support Battalion, and troops of Territorial Units of the National Defence Volunteer Force.

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Tenth rotation of Provincial Reconstruction Team deployed to Afghanistan
2009.10.26
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October 26, deployment ceremony for the tenth shift of the Lithuanian-led Ghowr Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT-10) before the mission in Afghanistan was held in Alytus. The event was attended by the Minister of National Defence Rasa Juknevičienė, Chief of Defence Maj. Gen. Arvydas Pocius, Commander Land Force Brig. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Žukas, leadership of Alytus City, District and Region, guests, and families of soldiers.

The solemn ceremony will begin by celebration of a holy mass after which the event will proceed to the Town Hall Square where a solemn parade will take place.

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The new US Ambassador to Lithuania Anne E. Derse visited Lithuanian Naval Force
2009.10.23
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October 23, Ambassador of the US to Lithuania Anne E. Derse paid a visit to the Lithuanian Naval Force.

The Ambassador began her visit with a meeting with the Command-in-Chief of the Lithuanian Naval Force Capt. (N) Olegas Mariničius at the LNF Headquarters.

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New rotation of peacekeepers will depart for Afghanistan from Alytus
2009.10.23
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October 26, deployment ceremony of the tenth rotation of the Lithuanian-led Chaghcharan Provincial Reconstruction Team will be held in Alytus, Town Hall Square. Minister of National Defence Rasa Juknevičienė, Chief of Defence Maj. Gen. Arvydas Pocius, representatives of Alytus Town, District and Region administrations, guests and families of the departing troops will attend the event.

The solemn ceremony will begin by celebration of a holy mass after which the event will proceed to the Town Hall Square where a solemn parade will take place.

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Minister of National Defence will take part in informal NATO Defence Ministers' meeting in Bratislava
2009.10.22
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October 22, Minister of National Defence Rasa Juknevičienė left for Bratislava to attend a two-day informal meeting of NATO Defence Ministers. The Minister will be accompanied by the Chief of Defence of Lithuania Maj. Gen. Arvydas Pocius.

 

The meeting in Slovakia will be held to exchange views on the complicated situation that has developed in Afghanistan after the presidential elections. The Allied Defence Ministers will provide an assessment of security situation in the operation region, and the progress made by NATO in fulfilling the political-military plan. NATO priorities for 2010 will be looked at: the need of upgrading ISAF, ensuring security of civilian Afghans, providing proper training for national security forces of the country, and increase contribution to reconstruction and development projects in the country.

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Commander of SHAPE's Allied Command Military Intelligence Group paid a working visit in Vilnius
2009.10.22

October 20-22, Col. John St. Cyr, Commander of SHAPE's Allied Command Military Intelligence Group paid a working visit in Lithuania.

During the visit the guest met with the Minister of National Defence Rasa Juknevičiene and leadership of the IInd Investigations Department under the Ministry of National Defence.

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