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

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 threats

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 meeting

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 high

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 again

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 reported on Friday.

Putin has designs on Baltic states - US former VP Cheney

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 2022

Monday, March 27, 2017 11:18
AS 365 Dauphin
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 summer

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 Sea

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 Lithuania

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 2020

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 Lithuania

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:21
Sergey Shmakov
Asmeninis archyvas
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 ISIS

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 troops

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 Lithuania

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 security

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.

Lithuania replacing military officer in charge of military procurement

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 Lithuania

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 - President

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.