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U.S. leadership is the pivotal weapon against Russia, says A. Anušauskas after meeting with U.S. service Secretaries
2022.05.04
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“The United States understands that if we do not stop Russia in Ukraine, NATO Allies can be next, including the Baltics. Therefore U.S. and Allied presence in the region remains a key security and defence guarantee in the Baltic region,” Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas states after meeting with Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro and Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth in Washington.

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Minister of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to visit Lithuania
2022.05.04
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On May 5 Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas will welcome Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, François Bausch visiting Lithuania. Ministers will discuss further military cooperation of the two countries, the security situation, support to Ukraine, and the upcoming NATO Summit in Madrid.

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First joint Lithuanian and U.S. CYBERCOM project ends with success
2022.05.03
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Joint operation of Lithuania and the Cyber National Mission Force at United States Cyber Command (U.S. CYBERCOM), Hunt Forward, wrapped in early May several months after its start. Lithuania's first joint project with U.S. CYBERCOM aimed at strengthening real-life interoperability and increasing cyber threat resilience in the most critical networks.

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The Standing Joint Force HQ deployment to Lithuania is very timely, says Vice Minister of National Defence M. Abukevičius
2022.05.03
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At a meeting today, Vice Minister of National Defence Margiris Abukevičius and Commanding Officer of the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force Maj Gen James Morris covered a range of issues – the intensified defence cooperation between Lithuania and the United Kingdom, the security situation in the Baltic region amidst the aggression against Ukraine, the increasing involvement of the United Kingdom in the Baltic region.

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Lithuanian arms control inspectors to verify military activity in Finland
2022.05.02
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On May 3 through 6 arms control inspectors of the Lithuanian Armed Forces will carry out an inspection of military activities in a designated area in Finland, specifically, the southern part of the country. According to the regulations of the Vienna Document 2011 and data collected on the verification visit, Lithuania will report to other members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on the compliance with the Document regulations witnessed during the inspection in Finland.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders on April 25 – May 1, 2022
2022.05.02
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On April 25 – May 1, fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled 9 times to patrol the Baltic airspace border with the Russian Federation and Belarus and to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea that were flying in violation of international aviation flight rules.

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Russia only recognizes force, so we should be strong, says Vice Minister Ž. Tomkus to the Baltic Assembly
2022.04.29
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“Trying to understand Russia It is useless. We have to accept that Europe will not become secure as long as the current regime is in power in Russia. Russia admits itself it only respects force, so we should be strong. We must demonstrate our political, diplomatic, economic and, certainly, military power,” said Vice Minister of National Defence Žilvinas Tomkus at a Security and Defence Committee of the Baltic Assembly meeting in Nida April 28-29.

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Vice Minister Ž. Tomkus discussed defence planning, mobilization, crisis and emergency management with Estonian delegation
2022.04.28
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“Integration of the principle of total defence is one of the top priorities on the national security agenda. In the context of the Russian war in Ukraine, it is vital not only to accelerate the development of defensive capabilities but also to focus on cohesion with civilian agencies and public readiness to defend the state,” said Vice Minister of National Defence Žilvinas Tomkus meeting Lauri Abel ir Undersecretary for Defence Readiness Lauri Abel and a delegation of the Defence Readiness Department of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia April 27.

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Vice Minister M. Abukevičius thanked Spain for contributing to the defence of the region: the security of NATO will depend on the security of the Eastern part of the Alliance
2022.04.28
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“The security of NATO will depend on the security of the Eastern part of the Alliance – if we are ready to defend the most vulnerable region we will be ready to defend the whole NATO,” said Vice Minister of National Defence Margiris Abukevičius meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain José Manuel Albares Bueno visiting Lithuania on April 28.

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Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Defence Acquisition with Finland restored to use
2022.04.27
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The Ministries of Defence of Lithuania and Finland reopened cooperation on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Defence Acquisition aiming to further strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation on weaponry and defence technology, facilitate information exchange between the countries, expansion of scientific research and implementation of joint procurement.

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