Warning of 'exclusive rights' for Poles was on separatism risk - security chiefFREE

Monday, April 3, 2017 16:13
By the warning of "exclusive rights" to local Poles in the annual assessment of national security threats, the Lithuanian State Security Department meant the possible risks of separatism, not the name-spelling with non-Lithuanian characters or bilingual street signs, says the department's director Darius Jauniškis.

Russia's readiness for combat in 24 hours sends signal to Lithuania, NATOFREE

Monday, April 3, 2017 11:33
Russia's readiness to open combat action against the Baltic states within 24-48 hours sends a signal to both Lithuania and NATO, says Lithuania's Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis.

Lithuanian security publishes Russian spy's identity, asks border residents for infoFREE

Monday, April 3, 2017 11:18
Lithuania's intelligence on Monday published the identity of a Russian spy operating in the country's territories bordering the Russian Kaliningrad region, urging the population who have met him report incidents to the State Security Department.

Lithuanian intelligence warns over provocations during Russia-Betarus war gamesFREE

Monday, April 3, 2017 10:53
Lithuania's intelligence on Monday warned about possible provocations held in conjunction with the Russia-Belarus war games to take place close to Lithuania's borders in September, adding that the training scenario includes an armed conflict with NATO.

Intelligence: Lithuania's Tatars targetted by Russia, Muslims abroadFREE

Monday, April 3, 2017 10:25
Russia aims to boost it influence upon the Tatar community in Lithuania and take advantage of the disputes on the rights of the Polish residents of Lithuania, intelligence institutions said in an annual report of national security threats published on Monday.

Lithuanian intelligence report in short – 6 key threatsFREE

Monday, April 3, 2017 09:59
Lithuania's intelligence institutions on Monday published the traditional report of national security threats. BNS Lithuania presents the six key threats listed in the document:

Defence budget crucial amid Russian threats - Lithuanian ForMin at NATO meetingFREE

Monday, April 3, 2017 09:26
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Organizatorių archyvas
Speaking at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius emphasized the importance of stepping up defense in the face of the challenges posed by Russia.

Lithuania to hold exercise for politicians as tensions with Russia stay highFREE

Friday, March 31, 2017 12:44
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As tensions with Russia remain high, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry, together with American experts, will hold what a so-called simulated tabletop exercise for the country's politicians and heads of security agencies.

NATO troops in Lithuania targeted with fake news againFREE

Friday, March 31, 2017 11:19
The German-led NATO battalion stationed in Lithuania has again become the target of a fake news attack, the news website Delfi.lt reported on Friday.

Putin has designs on Baltic states - US former VP CheneyFREE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 09:50
Former US vice-president Dick Cheney has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened international security and had "designs on the Baltics."

Lithuanian Air Force to transfer to Western helicopters in 2022FREE

Monday, March 27, 2017 11:18
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Lithuania's Air Forces should transfer to more modern Western helicopters from 2022, the Defence Resource Council decided last week.

Some 1,500 NATO troops to train to defend Suwalki gap this summerFREE

Monday, March 27, 2017 09:55
Organizatorių archyvas
Around 1,500 NATO troops this summer will train to defend the so-called "Suwalki gap", a land corridor whose protection would be critical for defending the Baltic countries from Russia, the commander of the Lithuanian Land Force said.

Lithuanian troops join Germans in EU's military operation in Mediterranean SeaFREE

Friday, March 24, 2017 12:41
Lithuanian soldiers will take part in the EU-led operation Sophia, aimed at curbing human and arms smuggling activity in the Mediterranean Sea, jointly with the German Navy's troops, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.

Dutch troops arrive in NATO battalion in LithuaniaFREE

Friday, March 24, 2017 09:16
A Dutch contingent arrived in the NATO battalion under establishment in Lithuania on Thursday – over 100 troops landed in the Lithuanian Air Force Aviation Base in Šiauliai, the Defence Ministry said.

State security agency expects to fully move into new building by 2020FREE

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:31
The Lithuanian State Security Department expects to fully move into its new building complex in Vilnius by 2020, the agency's director said on March 23.

Backing separatists in Eastern Ukraine means acting against LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:21
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The Lithuanian State Security Department's director says that those who support separatists in Eastern Ukraine are acting against Lithuania and Western values.

Lithuania may double its contribution to fight against ISISFREE

Thursday, March 23, 2017 09:37
Lithuania may double its contribution to international efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS), Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said.

Lithuanian army forming 3rd brigade from reserve troopsFREE

Thursday, March 23, 2017 09:30
Lithuania's Armed Forces are forming the third brigade consisting of mainly reserve troops.

Germany's chief of defence to visit LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, March 23, 2017 09:30
German Chief of Defence General Volker Wieker is coming on a two-day visit to Lithuania on Thursday.

NATO, Nordic, Baltic air force commanders meeting in Lithuania to discuss securityFREE

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:45
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Augustas Didžgalvis
NATO's Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) commander is meeting with commanders of the Air Forces of the Nordic and Baltic states and Poland in Lithuania on Wednesday to discuss the regional security situation, military cooperation and share the latest information about the national air forces.