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News archive (2021 - 03)

Minister A. Anušauskas met with Supreme Allied Commander Europe
2021.03.31
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On March 31 Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas met with Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Tod D. Wolters visiting Lithuania. Minister and the guest discussed security situation in the region, strengthening of the NATO deterrence and defence measures, including the relevant aspects of air defence.

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It has been 17 years already of us building a stronger deterrence and defence side by side with the Allies, says Minister of National Defence A. Anušauskas
2021.03.29
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On March 29 Lithuania celebrates its 17th anniversary of membership in NATO, the most powerful defensive alliance in the world. Security environment has undergone significant changes over that time, and so has the Alliance in which Lithuania has established itself as a trustworthy ally.

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Lithuania marks the 17th anniversary in NATO
2021.03.29
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Flag hoisting ceremony 17 years ago and today

On March 29 a flag hoisting ceremony was held in front of the Ministry of National Defence to mark the 17th anniversary of Lithuania NATO membership. The Honour Guard Company raised the flags of Lithuania and NATO to the tunes of the anthems of the Republic of Lithuania and of NATO performed by the Lithuanian Armed Forces Band. Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Valdemaras Rupšys, members of the Ministry and the Armed Forces community.

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Vice Minister of National Defence M. Abukevičius tanked Italy for continued contribution to the of the Baltic security
2021.03.29
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Vice Minister of National Defence Margiris Abukevičius thanked Italy for the continued contribution to the security in the region and underscored the necessity for the Alliance to stay vigilant because the situation was prone to change anytime. Vice Minister pointed that out at a meeting with his Italian counterpart Vice Minister of Defence Giorgio Mule and Italian Air Force Operational Commander Lieutenant General Pilot Gianni Candotti on March 29.

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Lithuania sets an example to other Allies, says Commander NATO Force Integration Unit Lithuania Col J. S. Larsen
2021.03.27
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“It is an honour for members of NATO to have an Ally like Lithuania and share mutual values and principles,” says Commander NATO Force Integration Unit Lithuania Col Jakob Søgård Larsen who told what the Alliance appreciated Lithuania for most on the 17th NATO membership anniversary.

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First batch of German HK SFP9 SF Paddle handguns delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces
2021.03.26
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The first batch of Heckler&Koch SFP9 SF Paddle Pistols was delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces on March 29. The weapons are received according to a contract concluded last year by the Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence and German manufacturer Heckler&Koch.

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Cybersecurity: Council adopts conclusions on the EU's cybersecurity strategy
2021.03.23
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The Council today adopted conclusions on the EU's cybersecurity strategy for the digital decade. This strategy was presented by the Commission and the high representative for foreign affairs in December 2020. It outlines the framework for EU action to protect EU citizens and businesses from cyber threats, promote secure information systems and protect a global, open, free and secure cyberspace.

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We can achieve results only if we speak in one voice, said Minister of National Defence A. Anušauskas at a meeting with Ambassador of Estonia
2021.03.23
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On March 23 Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas discussed bilateral and regional cooperation at a meeting with Ambassador of Estonia to Lithuania HE Kai Kaarelson.

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Allied presence in the region is vital, said Minister A. Anušauskas thanking Denmark for the contribution to regional security
2021.03.23
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On March 23 Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas had a virtual meeting with Minister of Defence of Denmark Trine Bramsen. Ministers discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation via a video teleconference.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders on March 15 – 21, 2021
2021.03.22
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On March 15 – 21 fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled four times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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