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News archive (2018 - 10)

President promoted three officers
2018.11.23
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On November 23 on the occasion of the centenary of the re-established Lithuanian Armed Forces three officers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces were promoted and another three received state awards by decrees of the President of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis to discuss changing security environment in Georgia
2018.10.31
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On November 1–2 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is taking part in the 12th Annual Georgia Security and Defence Conference in Batumi, a unique and largest event on security and defence. The event pulls together high-ranking politicians, security and defence experts, representatives of NGOs, academia and media.

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Arms control inspectors of Belarus on a visit in Lithuania
2018.10.30
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On October 30 arms control inspectors of Belarus are conducting an inspection of a selected area in Lithuania under the regulations of the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). They will carry out a verification in the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin headquartered in Klaipėda.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on October 22 – 28, 2018
2018.10.29
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On October 22–28 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled five times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Military parade in Vilnius to be held to commemorate the centenary of the restoration of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
2018.10.28
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This year the Lithuanian Armed Forces, like the State of Lithuania, commemorate the centenary of their restoration. The main focus of this celebration will be a solemn military parade scheduled for November 24 in Vilnius Konstitucijos Avenue.

In addition to Lithuanian troops with their equipment, the parade will also involve NATO allies, troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group deployed in Lithuania, NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission, tri-national Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Lithuanian Great Hetman K.Ostrogiškis Brigade LITPOLUKRBRIG as well as units of Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union.

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Ministry of National Defence to present planned infrastructure development projects in an ad hoc Central Project Management Agency event
2018.10.27
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As the Ministry of National Defence is strengthening capabilities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, it is planned to implement Public-Private Partnership projects for building three new military bases with all infrastructure in Šiauliai city, and regions of Šilalė and Vilnius over the next several years.Vice Minister of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas and representatives of the Ministry of National Defence will present the strategic National Defence System project in a greater detail in an event organised for that purpose on October 30  by the Central Project Management Agency.

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Vice Minister of National Defence V. Umbrasas to take part in the Warsaw Security Forum
2018.10.24
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On October 24-25 Vice Minister of National Defence will take part in the Warsaw Security Forum in Poland.

Vice Minister will speak at the Plenary Session on NATO deterrence and defence. The session will address the effectiveness and shortcomings of the Alliance’s defence and deterrence measures, the progress in their implementation and new initiatives. Vice Minister will underscore that the NATO measures adopted after 2014 have significantly decreased the probability of military conflict. According to him, NATO member states did what needed to be done to ensure political deterrence.  

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Newly accredited Ambassador of Japan in Lithuania met with Minister of National Defence
2018.10.23
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On October 23 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with newly accredited Ambassador of Japan in Lithuania Shiro Yamasaki. AT the meeting security situation and threats, prospects of defence cooperation between Lithuania and Japan, cyber security and energy security were discussed.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on October 15 – 21, 2018
2018.10.22
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On October 15–21 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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Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces has been affiliated to a German Army division
2018.10.21
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The Protocol of Intent signed by the Lithuanian and Federal Ministers of Defence in February earlier this year on affiliation of Lithuanian and German military units has been implemented - the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces has been officially affiliated to a German Army division. The Agreement of Affiliation was signed on October 21 at the Ministry of National Defence by Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys and Commander of the German  Field Army Lieutenant General Jörg Vollmer. The agreement will allow the Iron Wolf Brigade to achieve readiness to act in composition of a superior military unit.

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