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News archive (2017 - 09)

Lithuania’s support to Georgia’s membership aspirations stands, R. Karoblis says
2017.09.27
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Video report ( Sgt Spc Lukas Tamošiūnas)

On September 26-28 Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria is conducting a formal visit in Lithuania. On September 27 he took part in a bilateral meeting with Minister of National Defence of Lithuania at the Ministry of National Defence.

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Eastern Partnership remains a priority we are ready to further work on and support, Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis says
2017.09.27
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“I encourage Eastern Partnership countries to consistently and actively follow the European Union affairs, to make a part of the ongoing processes, make a contribution and benefit from the instruments developed, EU security and defence initiatives. I also urge Eastern Partnership countries seeking European integration to further grow and to stay faithful to European vision, to pursue their path with momentum,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said in an a welcome address to participants of the Conference on Eastern Partnership Contribution to European Security and Defence – Practical Implementation of the Global Strategy of the European Union during a formal dinner.

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Lithuania steps up contribution to international security and stability – 34 Lithuanian soldiers deployed to the operation in Mali
2017.09.27
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Lithuania increases its involvement in the United Nations-led Multinational Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) in Mali – a 34-strong Lithuanian Land Force unit is deployed as of October. The Lithuanian unit will carry out force protection tasks in composition of the German Contingent for four months.

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Vice Minister of National Defence V. Umbrasas attended international symposium in Bucharest, discussed cooperation with State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Romania
2017.09.27
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On September 27-28  Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas visited  Bucharest, Romania, and attended an international event - Global Special Operations Forces Symposium Europe Building Trust. The event focuses on Eastern European security and special operations forces cooperation matters.

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NATO allies and partner train in Exercise Ramstein Alloy in the Baltic airspace
2017.09.26
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On September 26-27 scheduled exercise of NATO’s air capabilities, Ramstein Alloy 6, is taking place in the Baltic airspace. The series serve to refine C2 of the airspace surveillance and control, air policing and other air capabilities in the Baltic region.

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Troops of Portugal completed their rotation in Lithuania
2017.09.26
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On September 26 soldiers of the Portuguese rotational force were farewelled at a ceremony in Tauragė after having trained with the Lithuanian Grand Duke Kęstutis Motorised Infantry Battalion in Lithuania since June.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on September 18-24 , 2017
2017.09.25
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On September 18-24 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Baltic Air Policing Mission carried out 9 alert scrambles to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Rotational troops of Portugal farewelled after their shift in Lithuania
2017.09.25
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On September 26 soldiers of the Portuguese rotational force are farewelled after having trained with the Lithuanian Grand Duke Kęstutis Motorised Infantry Battalion (stationed in Tauragė) in Lithuania since June.

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We appreciate the contribution made by countries forming the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania, Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis says
2017.09.22
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“We thank and we appreciate very much the contribution made by the countries that form the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania. It is a demonstration of Alliance solidarity and the collective defence commitment. NATO presence and strengthening of deterrence remain relevant themes for our region,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said at a meeting with permanent representatives (ambassadors) to NATO of the countries contributing troops to the NATO eFP Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania. The delegation conducted a visit in Lithuania on September 21-22 for an update on the work done in the Battle Group deployed in Rukla.

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Commander NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre visited Lithuania
2017.09.20
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On September 19 Commander of the NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) Major General Andreas Frank Kraak paid a visit to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf in Rukla.

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