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.

NATO wants detailed info in advance about Zapad 2017 exercise near LithuaniaFREE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 09:56
President Putin lands at the site of Zapad 2013
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NATO would want to receive detailed information in advance from Russia and Belarus about Zapad 2017 exercise scheduled for this year, as the scope and assault scenario of the training fuels concerns in the Baltic states.

NATO chief sees Lithuania as example of defense spendingFREE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 09:42
By raising its defence spending, Lithuania is an example to NATO Allies, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.

MPs unanimously ratify pact on status of US troops in LithuaniaFREE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 18:19
Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday unanimously ratified the Lithuania-US agreement on the status of US troops in the Baltic states.

Seimas to ratify deal on status of US troops on fast-track basisFREE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:10
The Seimas on Tuesday launched the procedure of ratification of Lithuania's agreement with the United States on the status of American troops in Lithuania.

Armed Forces to offer diets for vegetariansFREE

Monday, February 13, 2017 13:53
Vegatebles
Organizatorių archyvas
Following criticism over diet for vegetarians serving in Lithuania's Armed Forces, alternative menus have been worked out.

Air Force chief sees DefMin info as humiliatingFREE

Monday, February 13, 2017 11:59
Former Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas
Augustas Didžgalvis
Lithuania's Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas, who is about to be transferred to reserve, says that the information published by the Defence Ministry about his responsibility over helicopter repairs in Russia was misleading.

Air force commander dismissed after helicopter repairs probeFREE

Monday, February 13, 2017 09:20
Former Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas
Augustas Didžgalvis
Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis has decided that Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas, who was suspended several months ago due to an investigation, cannot return to his duties after the probe has been completed.

Zapad 2017 exercise clear preparation for war with West - GrybauskaitėFREE

Friday, February 10, 2017 10:25
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that the Zapad 2017 exercise planned by Russia and Belarus for this year is a demonstration of their preparations for warfare with the West.

US tanks brought to LithuaniaFREE

Friday, February 10, 2017 10:17
Ten tanks of the United States Armed Forces arrived in Lithuania on Friday in an effort to deter Russia and demonstrate the US commitment to NATO's collective defence.

Zapad 2017 will be biggest-ever exercise at our borders - BakasFREE

Thursday, February 9, 2017 15:58
The Zapad 2017 exercise to take place in Russia and Belarus later this year will be the biggest-ever military war games next to Lithuanian borders, says Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliamentary National Security and Defense Committee.
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The Zapad 2017 exercise to take place in Russia and Belarus later this year will be the biggest-ever military war games next to Lithuanian borders, says Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee.

Grybauskaitė thanks German president for sending troops to LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, February 9, 2017 15:05
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has thanked her German counterpart, Joachim Gauck, for his support in the shape of sending troops to the international NATO battalion stationed in Lithuania.

Security chief sees Zapad exercise as main 2017 challenge for LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, February 9, 2017 14:45
Russian soldiers train in Kaliningrad region
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Zapad 2017 military training to be held in Belarus and Russia this year will be the main challenge to Lithuania's national security, says Darius Jauniškis, director of the Lithuanian State Security Department.

Germany Minister of Defence: Never again will freedom of Lithuania be sacrificedFREE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:58
In her congratulatory message to the German-led NATO battalion in Lithuania, Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday pledged to defend Lithuania's freedom and independence.

President expects parlt to debate defense deal with US next weekFREE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 14:03
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė expects the Seimas to debate an agreement on the status of US troops in Lithuania during its extraordinary session next week.

Lithuania formally welcomes NATO battalionFREE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 13:43
Lithuania on Tuesday formally welcomed troops of NATO's enhanced forward presence battalion that is being deployed to the country in response to Russia's threat.

Fast-track ratification of Lithuania-US defence deal would be political signalFREE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 11:22
A proposed fast-track ratification of an agreement on the status of US troops in Lithuania would be a political signal that the country is ready to host American soldiers, President Dalia Grybauskaitė's chief national security adviser said on Tuesday.

Lithuania proposes treaty on status of US troops for parlt ratificationFREE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:31
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has submitted the treaty with the United States on the status of US troops in Lithuania for fast-track parliamentary ratification, the President's Office said on Monday.

Six military instructors begin service in IraqFREE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:20
Six Lithuanian military instructors on Tuesday begin service in Iraq as part of the US-led Operation Inherent Resolve to train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.