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
NATO flag
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.

Lithuania replacing military officer in charge of military procurementFREE

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 09:55
Officer in charge of military procurement, Colonel Darius Užkuraitis, is being rotated to NATO's Joint Force Headquarters in Brunssum, the Netherlands.

Dutch troops to join NATO's battalion in LithuaniaFREE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 09:36
Dutch troops are coming to Lithuania this week for their deployment in the country as part of NATO's multinational battalion, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.

NATO should move military commands closer to Eastern borders - PresidentFREE

Thursday, March 16, 2017 17:05
NATO should move its military comomands closer to the Alliance's Eastern borders, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said Thursday after meeting with General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

Regional presence of US troops virtually permanent - NATO generalFREE

Thursday, March 16, 2017 16:20
The presence of US troops in the region is already virtually permanent, General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe said in Vilnius on Thursday, as Lithuania has asked for deployment of troops in its territory on permanent, not rotational basis.

1st riflemen should get permits for semi-automatic guns by summerFREE

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 13:49
Lithuania's parliament adopted amendments allowing members of the Riflemen's Union to keep semi -automatic guns in their homes last summer, however, not a single rifleman has been granted a permit yet.

Defence Resource Council backs centralized defense system acquisitionsFREE

Monday, March 13, 2017 12:13
Exercise in Rukla
J.Butkutės nuotr.
The Defence Ministry's Defence Resource Council on Friday gave a green light to the reform of the defence system, with a centralized procurement agency being the main focus.

President glad national minorities join army, riflemenFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 13:48
Lithuanian Soldiers in Rukla
DELFI / Paulius Garkauskas
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has applauded the response of the country's citizens of Russian and Polish nationality to growing external threats in the shape of voluntary service in the national defence system.

Troops of German-led NATO battalion open training in LithuaniaFREE

Friday, March 10, 2017 12:56
After arrival of the troops and equipment of the main contingent of the German-led NATO battalion, the first exercise took place, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

Three troops in hospital with hand, facial burnsFREE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 13:12
Lithuanian soldier
Asmeninis archyvas
Three soldiers of Lithuania's professional army suffered burns of their hands and faces on Wednesday during preparation of simulation gear for exercises, the Defence Ministry said.

Lithuania to increase its contribution to EU operationsFREE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:16
Lithuania will increase its contribution to the EU's military operations and missions, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said during a meeting of the bloc's defense and foreign ministers on Monday.

Lithuania plans to further raise number of troops, form 2 new batallionsFREE

Monday, March 6, 2017 12:23
Lithuania's Military Academy cadets
DELFI / Rafael Achmedov
Lithuania's Defence Ministry intends continue raising the number of professional troops next year and form two new battalions in western part of the country.

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.