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Defence budget crucial amid Russian threats – Lithuanian ForMin at NATO meeting

Speaking at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius emphasized the importance of stepping up defense in the face of the challenges posed by Russia. […]

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Defence

Way of spending more important than larger defense budget – Gen. Hodges

Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, commander of the United States Army Europe, has applauded Lithuania’s plans of earmarking 2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) to defence next year, emphasizing that the way of spending the money was even more important. […]

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Trump congratulates Lithuania, with focus on Ukraine, defence spending, fighting ISIS

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Lithuania on the upcoming independence anniversary, thanking for its support to Ukraine and commending for the growing defence spending. […]

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Defence

Seimas panel initiating new deal on defence financing

The Lithuanian parliament’s National Security and Defence Committee has decided to initiate update of the agreement reached among political parties on defence spending. […]