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Five military exercises planned in Lithuania in November

Five national and international military exercises are planned in Lithuania in November. Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, the Chief of Defence of Lithuania, says that these exercises, which involve thousands of soldiers and considerable military equipment, do not only show Lithuania‘s preparedness to defend itself, but also NATO‘s attention to collective defence in Eastern Europe. […]

Jens Stoltenberg, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Juozas Olekas

Lithuanian defence minster: NATO headquarters one more step strengthening security of whole Alliance

“The Establishment of a NATO headquarters in Lithuania and six other Allies testifies that NATO is taking all necessary steps to provide security to its member states and to be prepared to implement the tasks necessary to deter anyone attempting on the security and territorial integrity of any of the Allies,” the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas said at the inauguration of the NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius on 3 September. […]

General Phillip Mark Breedlove

NATO commander General Breedlove to come to Lithuania

Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of US European Command General Phillip Mark Breedlove is scheduled to come to Lithuania next week. […]


Lithuanian parliament to start hearing conscription bill

A bill on the restoration of military conscription will be brought before the Seimas of Lithuania, parliament, on Thursday. Both the ruling and the opposition political groups have pledged their support. […]

Jonas Vytautas Žukas