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On September 27-29 first national cyber security exercise Cyber Shield 2016 will take place in Lithuania. Over 100 representatives of more than 40 Lithuanian state, cyber incident management and investigation, scientific, energy, communications operators, and other agencies, will practice responding to cyber incidents at the exercise.

 
 New Defence Attaché of Ukraine accredited to Lithuania
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On September 22 new Defence Attaché of Ukraine Colonel Oleksandr Koberskyi was accredited to Lithuania and outgoing Defence Attaché Captain (Navy) Dmytro Donskoi farewelled at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

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 Soldiers with Kęstutis Battalion deployed to train Ukrainian forces
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On September 21 a team of military instructors formed mainly by military personnel assigned to the Lithuanian Grand Duke Kęstutis Mechanised Infantry Battalion, Motorised Infantry Brigade Žemaitija, was formally deployed to Ukraine. The troops will continue Lithuania’s participation in the United States-led Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine.

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 Lithuanian soldiers deployed to multinational operations in Mali and Kosovo rotate
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This week Lithuanian soldiers rotate in the areas of missions of multinational operations in Mali and Kosovo. One soldier per each, NATO operation in Kosovo (KFOR) and the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) have left to replace their colleagues at the end of their appointment. Also, one additional Lithuanian servicemember will join the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

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 Ministry of National Defence withdraws Lithuania’s Defence Attaché to the Russian Federation
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The Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, notified the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Lithuania on September 20 on the withdrawal of Defence Attaché of Lithuania to the Russian Federation Colonel Saulius Pikturna.

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 First anniversary of the establishment of LITPOLUKRBRIG Command celebrated in Lublin
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On September 19 in Lublin, Poland – Military personnel and civilian workers held the First Anniversary Ceremony on creating the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade Command in Lublin, on September 19. LITPOLUKRBRIG personnel and representatives of certain affiliated units under a command of Brigadier General Adam Joks, the Commander, Deputy Colonel Volodymyr Yudanov and Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Eligius Senulis conducted a military parade.

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 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on September 11-18, 2016
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On September 11-18 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled four times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

 

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