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News archive (2018 - 09)

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis discussed defence matters with Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Germany
2018.09.30
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On September 30 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defence Thomas Silberhorn. The officials discussed security situation in the region, bilateral cooperation, topical aspects of NATO and EU agendas.

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Defence cooperation of Lithuania and the United Kingdom discussed
2018.09.28
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On September 28 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas  discussed regional security situation and prospects of enhancing bilateral cooperation with Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of the United Kingdom General Sir Gordon Messenger.

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Defence partnership with the U.S. is further getting stronger, Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis says
2018.09.26
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On September 26 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with a delegation of the Council of American Ambassadors on a visit in Vilnius. The officials discussed regional security, Lithuania’s efforts to strengthen regional and national security, U.S. role in the Lithuanian-U.S. defence cooperation.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on September 17 - 23, 2018
2018.09.24
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On September 17-23 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO 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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Lithuanian, U.S. and NATO Battalion troops trained in an exercise to test the new firing range in Pabradė
2018.09.20
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Video report  (by Sgt Spc Lukas Kalvaitis)

“Implementation of infrastructure development projects in Lithuanian military training areas takes us to a qualitatively and quantitatively new training level for Lithuanian troops alongside our allies. Provision of such training conditions supports presence of our strategic ally, U.S. forces and thus improves deterrence and collective defence capabilities,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on September 20 at an event to observe U.S. and Lithuanian troops on joint training at Gen Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė. A heavy weaponry firing range suitable also for tanks to fire inert ammunition was set up here in the end of summer.

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Vice Minister of National Defence V. Umbrasas met with U.S. and Nordic-Baltic high-ranking defence officials
2018.09.18
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On September 18 Vice Minister Vytautas Umbrasas took part in the secretaries of U.S. and Nordic-Baltic ministries of defence meeting in Copenhagen (Denmark).

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Members of Parliament of Romania paid a visit to the Ministry of National Defence
2018.09.18
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On September 18 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with a delegation of the Committee for Defence, Public Order and National Security of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of Romania.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on September 10 - 16, 2018
2018.09.17
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On September 10- 16 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled once to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel paid a visit to her country’s troops in Rukla
2018.09.14
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On September 14 Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, visited soldiers of Germany serving in Rukla and in charge of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania. Head of the Federal Government was also accompanied by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.

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Croatia will continue deploying troops to the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania
2018.09.12
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Photo gallery

“Lithuania thanks Croatia for the decision to deploy its forces to the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania again - that is the real expression of solidarity between our countries in the face of common threats,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said while on a formal visit in Croatia, after the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Damir Krstičević and Chief of Defence of Croatia General Mirko Šundov.

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