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NATO Allies have to be ready to counter information attacks, R.Karoblis says


“There may be more of information attacks as NATO improves security of its eastern borders,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on February 16 at a session of the NATO Defence Ministers meeting dedicated to the implementation of the NATO Summit in Warsaw decisions on enhanced deterrence and defence. The Lithuanian Minister and his German counterpart were solid in stressing together that hostile forces would try to compromise the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion, so all Allies had to be ready to immediately counter information attacks.


In the session NATO Allies once again reiterated their commitments regarding deployment of the eFP battlegroups in the Baltic states and Poland. Poland joined the Baltic states today in signing a joint communique to facilitate movement of allied troops in the region and simplify related bureaucratic procedures applied to the NATO eFP troops deploying to Poland and the Baltic states.


The NATO eFP battalion battlegroup is deployed in Lithuania on the basis of decision taken at the NATO Summit in Warsaw last July in response to the changed geopolitical situation and Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Such battlegroups are deployed as of the beginning of the year in Estonia, Latvia and Poland to strengthen NATO presence in the eastern flank of the Alliance.


The NATO eFP battalion battlegroup in Lithuania is led by Germany. IT will include military personnel from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, and France – approx. 1,200 soldiers in total. During peacetime the battalion will train alongside Lithuanian forces, while in case of a crisis or conflict it will defence Lithuania side by side with national and additionally deployed allied forces.



(1,2) Poland joined the Baltic states in facilitating movement of NATO eFP forces in the region by signing a joint communique on February 16. The document was signed by Antoni Macierewicz, Defence Minister of Poland, Raimundas Karoblis of Lithuania, Raimonds Bergmanis of Latvia, and Margus Tsahkna of Estonia .


3 – Defence Ministers of the NATO eFP in Lithuania

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