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News archive (2017 - 12)

Lithuania highly appreciates Croatia’s contribution to strengthening deterrence in the region, Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis says
2017.12.29
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Photo gallery (visit to Rukla)

 

Video report (credit: Sgt Spc L.Tamošiūnas)

“We highly appreciate the lasting cooperation between Lithuania and Croatia. UNPROFOR in Croatia was Lithuania’s first international military deployment after the restoration of independence. For four years Lithuania soldiers had been serving together with Croatian troops in the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Ghor province, Afghanistan. Croatia understands the challenges and threats faced by our region, and it is illustrated perfectly by Croatia’s decision to join the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania,” R. Karoblis underscored Lithuania’s appreciation of Croatia’s contribution to enhanced deterrence in the region at a meeting with Croatian Minister of Defence and Vice Prime Minister of Croatia Damir Krstičević on a visit in Lithuania.

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Lithuanian soldiers will further serve in nine multinational operations in 2018
2017.12.28
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On 1 January 2018 the new mandate of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania approving the list of multinational operations Lithuanian soldiers will be taking part in until 2019 came into force. TO be an active and responsible member of international community, Lithuania will further contribute to multinational operations supporting international efforts to maintain peace and stability in the world, prevent conflicts between states and ethnic conflicts, and fight international terrorism.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on December 18-24, 2017
2017.12.27
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On December 18-24 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled three times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Minister of Defence of Croatia to visit Lithuania
2017.12.27
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Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will meet with Croatian  Minister of Defence and Vice Prime Minister of Croatia Damir Krstičević  and  Chief of Defence of Croatia General Mirko  Šundov who will be  on a visit to Lithuanina  on 28-29  December.   During the visit  security situation in the Baltic region, bilateral co-operation are planned to be discussed. 

 After the meeting in Vilnius the Ministers with delegations will go to Rukla to deliver holiday greetings to the rotation of Croatian soldiers deployed in Lithuania as part of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group since  December earlier this year.

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Kaspersky Lab poses a potential national security threat, the Government stated
2017.12.21
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At a meeting of the Government on December 20 it was recognised that Kaspersky Lab software is a potential national security threat and managers of critical information infrastructure and state information resources have to replace it with safe equivalents in a short while.

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A Christmas concert “Together We are NATO” arranged by the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group took place in Jonava Sports Arena
2017.12.21
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On December 20 Christmas concert “Together We are NATO” arranged by the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania took place in Jonava Sports Arena. The German Armed Forces Band from Hanover and “Mandy and the good Vibes Society” Dutch pop band performed for two thousand of civilian and military guests at Jonava Sports Arena.  “Military-to-Military” is the Christmas slogan of the NATO eFP Battalion Battle Group-arranged concert. “It is the expression of our solidarity for Lithuanian soldiers,” Commander of the NATO eFP Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Gensler said. “We are strong together, we enjoy time together, we are NATO together,” he added.

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The Vilkas training IFVs project contributes directly to our common security, Minister R.Karoblis said
2017.12.18
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“This project marks a qualitative step forward in modernising the armed forces, providing it with up-to-date equipment and weaponry,  which brings it closer to NATO standards and contributes directly to the enhancement of our common security,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on December 18 after viewing the first two training Vilkas IFVs delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Vehicle and Equipment Deport in Kaunas.  

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Vilkas Infantry Fighting vehicles delivered for training
2017.12.15
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On December 15 two training Vilkas IFVs were brought to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Vehicle and Equipment Depot. On December 18  a media presentation of the vehicles will be held at the Vehicle and Equipment Depot in Kaunas with participation of Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis.

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U.S. defence experts convened in Vilnius, gave proposals on the ways of strengthening Baltic air defence
2017.12.13
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On December 12 Ministry of National Defence and the Atlantic Council think-tank collaboratively brought together air defence experts and security and defence policy shapers in an international conference in Vilnius to address the prospects of strengthening air defence in the Baltics.

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Soldier of Croatia deployed with the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Rukla found without signs of life
2017.12.13
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Update 2.30 p.m.

 

Today around noon the Croatian soldier who passed away on December 12 was honoured with a ceremony in Rukla attended by NATO eFP soldiers from Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Lithuania, and chaplains of the Croatian and the Lithuanian Armed Forces. At around 1.00 p.m. after the ceremony the soldier’s body was flown from Kaunas Airport to Zagreb, capital of Croatia, by the Lithuanian Armed Forces C-27J Spartan. Soldiers of the Lithuanian Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf are escorting him on this journey.  

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