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News archive (2015 - 07)

NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States transferred to Hungary, Germany will provide augmentation
2015.08.31
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On August 31 Norway transferred the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States to Hungary at a formal Hand over - Take over (HOTO) ceremony at the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base in Šiauliai. This is the first time the Hungarian Air Force contributes air personnel and assets to the mission protecting the Baltic skies.

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Data on interceptions of vessels and aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders from 17 to 23 August
2015.08.24
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On August 17-23 NATO fighter jets conducting air policing tasks in the Baltic skies were scrambled twice to intercept aircraft in international airspace above the Baltic Sea.

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Lithuania accredited new Turkey’s Defence Attaché
2015.08.20
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August 20, new Defence Attaché of Turkey Lieutenant Colonel Necmedin Dalkiran was accredited to Lithuania at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

 

The ceremony was conducted in attendance of Vice Minister of National Defence Marijus Velička, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Lithuania HE Aydan Yamancan, and Lithuanian representatives of the Ministry and the Armed Forces.

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Opening of the Joint Command and General Staff Course 2015/2016
2015.08.12
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On Tuesday, 11th August 2015, the Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) conducted the opening ceremony of the Joint Command and General Staff Course (JCGSC) with 55 students from 15 countries.

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Data on interceptions of vessels and aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders from 20 to 26 July
2015.07.27
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In the period from July 20 to 26 NATO air policing fighter jets guarding the Baltic airspace were scrambled seven times to intercept military aircraft of Russian Federation flying in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea. Fighters scrambled from the Air Bases in Šiauliai and Amari (Estonia).

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Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian defence ministers signed a technical agreement on the principles of the operation of the trilateral brigade LITPOLUKRBRIG
2015.07.24
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On July 24, in Lviv, Ukraine, Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Juozas Olekas, Minister of Defence of Poland Tomasz Semoniak and Minister of Defence of Ukraine Lieutenant General Stepan Poltorak signed a technical agreement on the joint Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian military unit - the LITPOLUKRBRIG Brigade– and the principals of its command.

 

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Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian Defence Ministers will sign a technical agreement on the aspects of functioning of the trilateral military brigade
2015.07.23
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On July 24 a delegation headed by the Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas will pay a visit to Lviv, Ukraine.

 

During the visit Minister of Defence of Poland Tomasz Semoniak and Minister of Defence of Ukraine Lieutenant General Stepan Poltorak and Minister J.Olekas will meet to sign a technical agreement on a joint military unit of the respective countries, the LITPOLUKRBRIG Brigade, and fundamentals of its command.

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Lithuanian and Latvian Ministers of Defence addressed bilateral cooperation and strengthening regional security
2015.07.22
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On July 22 Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas met with Raimonds Bergmanis, the new Minister of Defence of Latvia, conducting a visit in Lithuania at his invitation. The Ministers discussed regional security, bilateral and trilateral Baltic cooperation, assistance to Ukraine, upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw and other points of security and defence.

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75th anniversary of the Welles Declaration will be celebrated
2015.07.21
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On July 23, Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the Welles Declaration will be marked at Washington Square in Vilnius. By this declaration made by the then acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles in 1940 the United States expressed its non-recognition of the annexation of the Baltic states.

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Minister of National Defence will meet with the new Defence Minister of Latvia
2015.07.21
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On July 22 Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas will meet with new Defence minister of Latvia Raimonds Bergmanis at his invitation arriving in Lithuania.

 

At the meeting the Ministers will address regional security, bilateral and trilateral Baltic cooperation, assistance to Ukraine, upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw, and other points of security and defence.

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