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On May 19 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis discussed topics of bilateral interest with Minister of Defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak conducting a two-day visit in Lithuania.

 

The Minister of Defence of Ukraine presented an overview of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, enhancement of his country’s defence, the progress on Ukraine’s defence reform, and joint exercises. Minister S.Poltorak stressed that joint exercises help significantly strengthen Ukraine’s defence and minimize casualties.

 
 SNMG1 visit Klaipeda
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Friday, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), will arrive in Klaipeda, Lithuania for a scheduled port visit as part of the group’s deployment to the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is an area of great strategic importance, where NATO maritime units are able to provide an important contribution to NATO`s enhanced forward presence in the region.

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 The Day of Lithuanian Armed Forces and Public Unity Day in Panevėžys attended by NATO force present in Lithuania
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German Armed Forces battle tank Leopard 2, infantry fighting vehicles Marder, Dutch infantry fighting vehicle CV 90, armoured reconnaissance vehicle Fenek, flight of NATO Air Policing mission fighters F-16, the US soldiers in show operation – all that represented contribution to celebrations by NATO allies currently present in Lithuania to mark the Armed Forces and Public Unity on 20 in Panevežys, northern city of Lithuania.

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 Enhancement of European counter cyber threat capabilities has to be among top priorities, R. Karoblis said at the EU Defence Ministers meeting
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“It is impossible to counter hybrid threats without having identified their source,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis stated at the European Union Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels (Belgium) today. The Ministers addressed the progress achieved on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, EU initiatives in security and defence, and enhancement of the cooperation with NATO.

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 Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis will take part in European Union Defence Ministers meeting
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On May 18 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will attend European Union Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels. The EU Defence Ministers are expected to discuss the EU Global Strategy, also focus on new security and defence initiatives.

 

Separate session will be held on the progress made on the implementation of the Joint Declaration on EU-NATO cooperation signed in Warsaw on 8 July 2016. The session is expected to be attended by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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 President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia paid a visit to the Ministry of National Defence
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On May 16 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia Dr Milan Brglez. The guest said he hoped the visit by Slovenian MPs will further strengthen the bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding with Lithuania.

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 Lithuania is prepared for NATO’s major communications units exercise, Vice Minister of National Defence E. Kerza says
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“Lithuania greatly appreciates the decision to hold one of NATO’s major communications units exercise Steadfast Cobalt in Lithuania after several years again.” Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza said at the press conference for Exercise Steadfast Cobalt in Kaunas on May 16.

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