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News archive (2015 - 08)

Substantial Hungary’s contribution to the security assurance measures in our region is a sign of solidarity and unity, Minister of National Defence J. Olekas says
2015.08.31
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On August 31 Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas and Minister of Defence of Hungary Dr. Csaba Hende discussed regional security, assistance to Ukraine, upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw, bilateral cooperation and other points of security and defence at a meeting at the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base in Šiauliai.

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Data on interceptions of vessels and aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders from 24 to 30 August, 2015
2015.08.31
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From august 24 to 30 NATO fighter jets conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled twice to identify aircraft of the Russian Federation flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Air contingents will change over at a ceremony at the Šiauliai Air Base
2015.08.30
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On August 31 air contingents conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states will rotate at a formal ceremony at the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base in Šiauliai. Norway, the lead nation of the enhanced NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states, will hand over the mission to Hungary which will begin conducting the mission officially on September 1.

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Minister of National Defence J.Olekas will meet with Minister of Defence of Hungary
2015.08.28
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On August 31 Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas will meet with Minister of Defence of Hungary Dr. Csaba Hende at the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base in Šiauliai.

 

Ministers will discuss regional security, assistance to Ukraine, the upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw, bilateral cooperation and other points of security and defence.

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Lithuanian officer assigned to the NATO's Joint Training and Evaluation Centre in Georgia
2015.08.28
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Lithuanian officer Lieutenant Colonel Renatas Chrimlis will begin service at the NATO-Georgian Joint Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) opened in Tbilisi, Georgia, on August 27.

 

Establishment of the Joint Training and Evaluation Centre is part of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package agreed to at the NATO Summit in Wales last year.

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Lithuania thanked Italy for eight months of security in its airspace
2015.08.27
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On August 27 the air contingent of the Italian Air Force finished its duty on the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission and was farewelled at the Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania. Italian soldiers were guarding the NATO airspace over Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for two consecutive rotations, the total of 8 months, with four Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets.

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Hungarian soldiers arrive in Šiauliai with four JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets
2015.08.26
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On August 27 soldiers of the Hungarian Air Force will arrive at the Šiauliai Air Base in four JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft. The Hungarian Air Contingent will replace the Norwegian and the Italian soldiers currently conducting the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission as of September 1.

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NATO Force Integration Unit to be inaugurated in Vilnius
2015.08.25
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On September 3 the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) Lithuania will be activated at a ceremony in Vilnius.

 

This force integration unit, which began functioning in Lithuania in July, is one of the six NFIUS activated by NATO in Lithuania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania.

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Lithuania accredited new Poland’s Defence Attaché
2015.08.25
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On August 26 Colonel Miroslaw Wojcik was accredited as the new Polish Defence Attaché to Lithuania. He succeeds Colonel Zbigniew Szlęk who had been Poland’s Defence Attaché in Lithuania since 2013.

 

The new Defence Attaché Col M. Wojcik graduated from the NATO Defence College in Rome (Italy); he has experience of serving with or commanding various military units of NATO and Poland.

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Italy finishes its rotation on the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States
2015.08.25
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The air contingent of the Italian Air Force is concluding the duty on the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission from the Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania. Italian soldiers were guarding the NATO airspace over  Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for two consecutive rotations, the total of 8 months, with four Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets. The Italian air contingent will be farewelled at a ceremony at the Šiauliai Air Base on August 27.

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