Lithuania could get cyber recruits in next few yearsFREE

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.

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.

Durbin in Vilnius: Russia is a threat, but there's no need to slam doors on itFREE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 15:40
The United States should not completely abandon cooperation with Russia, but it must be remembered that Moscow poses a threat, Democratic Senator Richard Durbin said in Vilnius on Tuesday.

US Admin dispelled European doubts in Munich - president's aideFREE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 13:12
An advisor to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that assurances given by top US administration officials during last weekend's Munich Security Conference have assuaged worries in Europe about US commitments to NATO.

US Senator Durbin wants to see permanent presence of US troops in BalticsFREE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 13:00
Democratic US Senator Richard Durbin said in Vilnius on Tuesday that US troops should to be permanently stationed in the Baltic countries.

Two new deputy defmins appointed in LithuaniaFREE

Monday, February 20, 2017 09:46
Two new defence vice-ministers have been appointed in Lithuania: Giedrimas Jeglinskas, former Citigroup corporate banking vice-president will be in charge of procurement, while Edvinas Kerza, former IT head at the Foreign Ministry, will be in charge of cyber security, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

President Grybauskaitė tells US vice-president Baltic air defence expectations (1)FREE

Sunday, February 19, 2017 00:45
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says she updated US Vice-President Mike Pence on the expectations in connection to addition US military instruments to ensure air defence of the Baltic states.

Hoax about offence by German troops came from outside EUFREE

Sunday, February 19, 2017 00:20
The false report to parliamentary speaker and the police about an alleged rape of a small girl by German troops in Lithuania came from outside the European Union, says chief Kaunas prosecutor Darius Valkavčius.

Lithuania deserves our defence - German Minister of Defence in MunichFREE

Friday, February 17, 2017 17:44
Lithuania deserves NATO solidarity and defense, Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in her opening speech at the Munich Security Conference on Friday afternoon.

Lithuania plans to send platoon of soldiers to Mali this yearFREE

Friday, February 17, 2017 11:47
Lithuania is planning to send this year a platoon of soldiers to a UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country Mali, where France is leading international efforts to combat Islamic militants.