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News archive (2017 - 08)

Visit by Chief of the Italian Defence General Staff in Vilnius underlined the shared approach of Italy and Lithuania to security and collective defence
2017.08.09
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On August 8-9 Chief of the Italian Defence General Staff General Claudio Graziano and a delegation conducted a working visit in Lithuania. Today the guest met with Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and Vice Foreign Minister Darius Skusevičius.

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Minister of National Defence to take part in Lithuanian President’s meeting with Prime Minister of the Netherlands
2017.08.08
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Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas will meet with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte on August 11. The bilateral meeting of Lithuanian and Dutch heads of state will take in the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonu6as Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla where the Netherlands troops are currently deployed.

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New Defence Attaché of France accredited to Lithuania
2017.08.08
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On August 8 Defence Attachés of France in Lithuania rotated during a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence. At the end of the diplomatic service in Lithuania outgoing Defence Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Alain Moulia was awarded the Medal of Merit for strengthening bilateral Lithuanian-French defence cooperation by Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas. Vice Minister wished a successful term of office to incoming Defence Attaché Colonel Stéphane Loechleiter and luck in continuing the Lithuanian-French defence cooperation that significantly intensified.

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Consolidated cyber security authorities of Lithuania will be a one-stop-shop, Vice Minister E. Kerza says
2017.08.07
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The Ministry of National Defence is implementing consolidation of state cyber security and electronic safety functions and authorities. “As it reforms its own and takes over from other ministries cyber and electronic security-providing institutions, and rearranges their functions, the Ministry of National Defence will be able not only to ensure formation of a unified state cyber security policy but also responsibility,” Vice Minister of National Defence E. Kerza says.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on July 31- August 7, 2017
2017.08.07
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From July 31 to August 6 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled 8 times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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We are ready to counter any form of aggression alongside the Lithuanian military, Commander NATO EFP Battle Group Lieutenant Colonel Ch. Huber says after service in Lithuania
2017.08.03
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On August 3 rotations and command of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion Battle Group changed over at a ceremony at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla.

 

The ceremony was attended by Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, Commander of the NATO Multinational Division North-East Brigadier General Krzysztof Motacki, commanders of the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ services, ambassadors and military representatives of eFP contributing countries.

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NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group rotations will change over at a formal ceremony
2017.08.02
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On August 3 rotations and command of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion Battle Group will change over at a ceremony at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla.

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U.S. support for providing critical defence capabilities in the region is indispensable, Minister R. Karoblis says
2017.08.02
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On August 1-2 Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis met with delegations of U.S. Congressmen led by Rob Bishop and Joe Wilson.

 

“Cooperation with the U.S. is one of Lithuania’s key security guarantees, and U.S. support in providing critical defence capabilities in the region is indispensable,” Minister R.Karoblis underscored at the meetings.

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