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US ambassador to NATO: Russia’s aggression in Ukraine completely changed rules of the game

At a press conference at the Latvian Foreign Ministry, United States Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute said that Russia‘s aggressive actions in Crimea and Donbas had completely changed the rules of the game. NATO must therefore prepare for future challenges and offer the necessary support to its partners. […]

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US troops underline NATO commitment during Lithuania visit

A group of US soldiers have underlined NATO‘s collective defence commitment during their Friday visit to the Seimas of Lithuania. […]

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US and Lithuanian troops hold combined training near Vilnius

Roughly 250 soldiers from the company of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Division, US Army, and the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion are training at Exercise Joint Punch at the Gaižiūnų Training Area (Pabradė) this week. […]

Ambassador  Žygimantas Pavilionis addressing the Lithuania Community
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Lithuania’s16 February Celebration in Washington USA

Lithuanians of the US Capital region celebrated on Sunday, 15 February, the 97th anniversary of Lithuania as the modern day State, on one of the most blistery, cold days in recent memory. The day’s celebration started with a Latin mass in St. Matthews Cathedral. Monsignor Rolandas Makrickas of the Apostolic Nunciature to the United States welcomed the congregation the historic downtown cathedral. At the end of the service, Deanne Howes sang the Lithuanian national anthem, joined by well over 150 Lithuanians. The attendees walked the short distance on icy sidewalks to a nearby hotel for a breakfast. Washington Lithuanian Community leader, Danelė Vidutienė, introduced Žygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuania’s Ambassador to the United States. The Ambassador gave a brief overview of his tenure in the US Capital. […]