President Trump meets the presidents of the Baltic States in the White House
Foreign affairs

Trump vows periodical dispatch of US troops to Baltic states, step up air defense

United States President Donald Trump pledged on Tuesday that the US would periodically station troops in the Baltic states in an effort to deter Russia. […]

Vytautas Bakas

Lithuanian airspace violation by Russia ‘not surprising’ – parliament panel head

Russian military aircraft’s violation of Lithuanian airspace during the Zapad exercise should not come as a surprise, given the scale of the war games, Vytautas Bakas, head of the Lithuanian parliament’s Committee on National Security and Defense, said on Monday. […]

Bundeswehr troops
Foreign affairs

Steinmeier to visit German troops stationed in Lithuania

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is to visit German troops stationed in Rukla, in the central Lithuanian district of Jonava, on Friday, the second day of his official visit to Lithuania. […]

Rimvydas Valatka

R. Valatka. A helpful fool is more dangerous than an enemy

The State Defence Council decided to send Lithuanian Special Forces to combat terrorists of the so-called Islamic State (IS). The decision is justified and politically important. It is a signal by Vilnius to its allies […]