Monday, March 6, 2017 11:58
DELFI / Rafael Achmedov
Before switching on the dictophone, Gintas Jasiulionis, elder of Rukla, a town in central Lithuania that is hosting the NATO enhanced Forward Presence battalion, asks BNS journalists to produce their press cards – he explains he wants to make sure he is not targeted by the Russian propaganda.
Friday, March 3, 2017 09:26
Washington sees Lithuania's efforts of boosting its own and regional security, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a telephone conversation with Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Thursday evening.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 13:48
Lithuania plans to purchase new equipment to improve the protection of the state border, according to the plan of measures for the implementation of the governmental programme published on Thursday.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 09:42
Czech troops in the NATO battalion being stationed in Lithuania would be a significant contribution to the consolidation of deterrence and defence, Lithuania's Defence Raimundas Karoblis said after meeting with his Czech counterpart, Martin Stropnicki.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:03
Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, commander of the United States Army Europe, has applauded Lithuania's plans of earmarking 2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) to defence next year, emphasizing that the way of spending the money was even more important.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 11:16
Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, commander of the United States Army Europe, has urged Russia to ensure transparency during the Zapad 2017 military exercise to be held near Lithuania's border in September.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 11:07
Lithuanian prosecutors have asked a court to annul capital increase deals of AmberCore DC and Arcus Novus, which are building the country's largest privately-owned data center close to Vilnius. Intelligence services say the project could have links with the Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB).
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:52
The proposal made by the Lithuanian State Defence Council to earmark 2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) to defence next year is a political decision of principle, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 08:26
Lithuania could get cyber recruits and generate a reserve of people troops within the next few years, says Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 14:32
The Lithuanian State Defence Council on Tuesday suggested earmarking 2.07 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for defence next year.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:29
A Šiauliai court on Tuesday convicted former Lithuanian army officer and a Russian citizen on spying charges.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 09:31
The Lithuanian State Defence Council is meeting at the President's Office on Tuesday to discuss financing of the defense sector for 20
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:42
Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, commander of the United States Army Europe, is coming to Lithuania this week to meet with Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas on Wednesday.
Monday, February 27, 2017 10:26
Lithuania seeks permanent presence of United States troops in its territory, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said during a visit in the US on Friday.
Friday, February 24, 2017 14:56
Military equipment of the German-led NATO battalion in Rukla, Lithuania, will arrive in Lithuania on Friday.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:44
RIA / Scanpix
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė told journalists in Riga earlier this month (February 2017), “We are worried about the Zapad 2017 exercise, during which concentrations of extremely large and aggressive forces will demonstrate [Russian] preparations for war with the West”.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:52
DELFI / Virginija Spurytė
Timely psychological support has to be available to members of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the parliament's Committee on National Security and Defence, said on Wednesday, commenting on the news that a military intelligence captain had committed suicide while on duty.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 13:47
Captain of the Second Investigations Department under the Lithuanian Defence Ministry died in his office on Wednesday of what is believed to be suicide, the Defence Ministry said.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 13:35
The Lithuanian parliament's board met with military intelligence officers in Vilnius on Wednesday, focusing on threats of cyber attacks, Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis has said.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:55
The remaining military equipment to be deployed in the German-led NATO battalion in Rukla, Lithuania, has left Germany for Lithuania on Tuesday.