Rukla hosting NATO batalion expects to heal social woundsFREE

Monday, March 6, 2017 11:58
During military training in Rukla
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.

Tillerson's conversation with Linkevičius: US sees Lithuanian security effortsFREE

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.

Govenrment plans to step up border protectionFREE

Thursday, March 2, 2017 13:48
State border
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.

Czech troops in NATO battalion would be key contribution to deterrenceFREE

Thursday, March 2, 2017 09:42
Czech soldiers in Lithuania
Augustas Didžgalvis
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.

Way of spending more important than larger defense budget - Gen. HodgesFREE

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.

US general calls on Russia for transparency during Zapad 2017 exerciseFREE

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.

Prosecutors ask court to annul deals of AmberCore DC, Arcus NovusFREE

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).

Seimas speaker sees increase of defense funding as decision of principleFREE

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.

Lithuania could get cyber recruits in next few yearsFREE

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 08:26
Cyber attack
Lithuania could get cyber recruits and generate a reserve of people troops within the next few years, says Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis.

State Defence Council suggests 2.07% of GDP for defense in 2018FREE

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.

Former Lithuanian army officer, Russian citizen sentenced for spyingFREE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:29
A Šiauliai court on Tuesday convicted former Lithuanian army officer and a Russian citizen on spying charges.

State Defence Council to mull 2018 defence spendingFREE

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

US Army Europe commander coming to Lithuania (1)FREE

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.

Lithuania seeks permanent presence of US troops - ForMin (1)FREE

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.

Equipment of German battalion arriving in LithuaniaFREE

Friday, February 24, 2017 14:56
German tanks in Lithuania
Romas Sadauskas-Kvietkevičius
Military equipment of the German-led NATO battalion in Rukla, Lithuania, will arrive in Lithuania on Friday.

Rekindled train wagon debate calls into question planned size for Zapad 2017 (1)FREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:44
Zapad 2013 Russian military 'lands' on the shores of Kaliningrad
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”.

Psychological support must be available to Lithuanian military personnel - MPFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:52
Soldiers beds
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.

Military intelligence officer commits suicide in VilniusFREE

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.

Seimas board updated on threats of cyber attack - Seimas speakerFREE

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.

Remaining military equipment of NATO battalion leaves Germany for LithuaniaFREE

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.