Go to starting pageSitemap   Lietuviškai For the disabled Mobile version

  

 

News archive (2016 - 12)

US support is particularly critical for strengthening our capabilities, and the whole of NATO at the same time, Minister R.Karoblis says
2016.12.29
img

“The United States of America is the key strategic ally to Lithuania, its support is vital for both, strengthening Lithuania’s national defence capabilities and providing actual deterrence in the eastern flank of the Alliance,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said at the meeting with members of US Senate visiting Lithuania.

null
First appointment of the Vice Minister of National Defence made with Vytautas Umbrasas to fill the position
2016.12.23
img

On December 23 Vice minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas began his duties at the Ministry of National Defence.

null
First group of Lithuanian military instructors deployed to the US-led coalition operation in Iraq
2016.12.22
img

Aiming to strengthen international military cooperation relations and delivering on commitments to international security Lithuania joins the US-led coalition operation in Iraq Inherent Resolve and deploys Lithuanian military instructors. The first rotation of Lithuanian military instructors was deployed to Iraq during a ceremony at the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Vilnius.

null
Lithuanian Armed Forces military police team deployed to Afghanistan
2016.12.21
img

On December 21 a team of Lithuanian Armed Forces Military Police soldiers were deployed to the multinational NATO mission in Afghanistan, Resolute Support. The group of six will perform military police tasks at the operational headquarters in Kabul together with colleagues from Austria and the US.

null
Final agreement regarding the status of the US armed forces on the territory of Lithuania made
2016.12.21
img

Lithuania finished negotiations with the United States of America regarding the text of the treaty on the status of the US armed forces on the territory of Lithuania. On December 21 the Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the final text which had been coordinated with the US. The treaty will be signed by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis upon authorisation from the President of the Republic of Lithuania.

null
Minister R. Karoblis discussed the most pressing points of bilateral defence cooperation with the Ambassador of Germany and the Ambassador of the Netherlands
2016.12.21
img

On December 21 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with Ambassador of Germany to Lithuania HE Jutta Schimtz and later – with Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Lithuania HE Bert van der Lingen at the Ministry of National Defence. The officials discussed bilateral defence cooperation particularly focusing on the regional security situation and Lithuania’s readiness to host the NATO battalion-sized combat group which will be deployed early next year.

null
Further development of trilateral LITPOLUKRBRIG brigade discussed
2016.12.20
img

On December 20-21 Coordination Group of the tri-national LITPOLUKRBRIG brigade is meeting in Druskininkai, Lithuania. Representatives of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine review military training of the brigade in 2016, address issues of further LITPOLUKRBRIG development and budget, discuss and plan training exercises in 2017 and cooperation.

null
Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on December 12-18, 2016
2016.12.19
img

On December 12-18 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled twice to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

null
Lithuanian navy officer served on board of the Italian light aircraft carrier:
2016.12.18
img

Since 2016-06-25 Lithuanian Naval Officer Lieutenant Commander (Navy) Gintas Gumbrys has been serving in the European Union operation (OP SOPHIA) against human smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea. He talks about the daily life and variety of experiences during the half-year military service on board the Italian aircraft carrier "Giuseppe Garibaldi“.

null
Military cooperation with Poland is vital for strengthening security of both, Lithuania and the region, Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis says
2016.12.16
img

On December 15 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis attended Distinguished Visitors and Media Day of LITPOLUKRBRIG headquarters certification Exercise Common Challenge 2016 at the Nowa Deba Training Area of the Polish Army. There the Lithuanian Defence Minister, Ministry of National Defence of Poland Antoni Macierewicz and the Vice Minister of Defence of Ukraine signed a letter of certification verifying the readiness of the trilateral LITPOLUKRBRIG headquarters is in full compliance with NATO standards for a brigade headquarters and is prepared to take on peacekeeping missions.

null
 

 
Solution: Fresh Media