Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:28
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday is attending NATO's summit in Brussels that is expected to focus on defense funding and the Alliance's role in the fight against terrorism.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:45
Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Dainius Guzas as the new commander of the Lithuanian Air Force, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:15
Military vehicles and other equipment of a Norwegian contingent to be deployed as part of NATO's battalion battle group will arrive in Lithuania on Wednesday, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 09:44
Audronis Navickas, a former Lithuanian Air Force commander, says that "nobody was ever going" to send Russian-made Mi-8 helicopters, which are used in Lithuania for rescue and search operations, to Russia for an overhaul.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 09:32
Police on Sunday morning detained 12 men with airsoft guns in a forest near Nemenčinė, in the district of Vilnius, the Lithuanian Police Department said.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 15:52
Professional military servicemen and servicewomen will be able to serve in the Lithuanian Armed Forces for around five years longer than they do now.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:31
Lithuania will continue to cooperate with the United Kingdom and international community in counter-terrorism efforts, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said as he offered his condolences to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over Monday's deadly explosion in Manchester.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 09:18
NATO fighter jets serving in the Alliance's air policing mission in the Baltic countries were scrambled four times last week to intercept Russian military aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
Monday, May 22, 2017 16:15
Government officials on Monday confirmed plans to establish a National Security Commission to help deal with crises.
Monday, May 22, 2017 10:31
Around 1,200 troops from 25 NATO member states are taking part in the communications units exercise Steadfast Cobalt, which officially got underway in Lithuania on Sunday.
Friday, May 19, 2017 10:13
Enhancement of European capacities against cyber threats has to be among top priorities of the community, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said at a meeting of the EU Defense ministers in Brussels.
Friday, May 19, 2017 10:02
Polish fighter-jets serving in the NATO air-policing mission in the Baltic states were for the first time scrambled over a Russian warplane flying above the Baltic Sea.
Friday, May 19, 2017 09:23
General Raymond Thomas, commander of the United States Special Operations Command, is visiting Lithuania on Friday to meet with Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis and observe an exercise in Pabrade, central Lithuania.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:44
The spread of the WannaCry ransomware that encrypts computer data has been halted in Lithuania, however, experts warn that the hackers may try finding new ways of the cyber attack of the immense scale.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:30
Troops of the communications battalion of the Jaegers' Battalion of Vytautas the Great based in Kaunas, Lithuania, are readying for a military exercise, with over 1,000 NATO communications officers planned to train in Kaunas in the framework of the Steadfast Cobalt exercise.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:18
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the attention on cyber security in institutions in Lithuania is insufficient.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 09:48
AmberCore DC and Arcus Novus, the developers of a data center project suspected of links to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), have reached a deal with prosecutors to annul their transactions that had received a negative opinion from a government commission, the State Security Department and the Prosecutor General's Office.
Monday, May 15, 2017 13:28
The WannaCry cyber attack that has been targeting users worldwide since Friday may have harmed over 100 domains in Lithuania, according to preliminary figures.
Monday, May 15, 2017 10:49
Some 250 troops of the Czech Republic should next year join the NATO battalion stationed in Lithuania.
Monday, May 15, 2017 10:03
The WannaCry cyber attack that has been targeting users worldwide since Friday may have harmed over 40 users in Lithuania, however, no objects of state importance or other crucial systems, says Rytis Rainys of the Communications Regulatory Authority.
Monday, May 15, 2017 09:40
The Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad to take place close to the Lithuanian border in September is alarming due to the simulated attacks against the NATO Alliance, says Lithuania's Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis.
Friday, May 12, 2017 11:43
Around 160 Lithuanian troops will be taking part in the Spring Storm (Kevadtorm 2017) military exercise in Estonia for the next two weeks, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
Friday, May 12, 2017 09:05
Lithuania's Armed Forces have revised menus for troops starting May to include more options, such as lasagna or burgers, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:42
Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis proposes to appoint Lieutenant Colonel Gintaras Koryzna as commander of the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union (LRU).
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 16:59
The Baltic countries are setting an example for all NATO member states in increasing their defense budgets, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Wednesday after visiting the Alliance's troops stationed in Lithuania.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:53
United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis said in Vilnius on Wednesday that the US was ready to deploy defense systems in the Baltic states to deter Russia, however, has given no comment on the possibility to bring long-range defense systems Patriot.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 09:40
United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday evening on a visit, by which the US new administration aims to demonstrate its commitment to the security of the Baltic states amid concerns over Russia's foreign policies.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 13:33
Russian media outlets in Moscow and in the Baltic countries have stepped up their efforts to generate opposition among Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). These media sources have been putting out fake news stories suggesting that NATO was recruiting Russian speakers, especially in Latvia, to use “as guinea pigs” to test new “physical, biological and other techniques.” The goal of such “experimentation” is purportedly to prepare the Balts to help the Western alliance invade the Russian Federation.
Monday, May 8, 2017 12:25
DELFI / Juozas Markevičius
Lithuania's Defence Ministry intends to put the Armed Forces in charge of coordination of the planning of military acquisitions as part of the reform of the procurement scheme in the defence system.
Friday, May 5, 2017 14:43
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is coming to Lithuania next week.