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Lithuania much better prepared for Zapad than in 2013 – Seimas panel heads

Lithuania’s security situation and preparedness ahead of next week’s Zapad 2017 military exercise in Russia and Belarus is much better than in 2013, the heads of the parliament’s Committee on National Security and Defense said on Wednesday after being updated on the security situation in the region. […]

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US general doesn’t trust Russia’s numbers for Zapad, says media should be invited

The US Army’s commander in Europe on Friday called on Russia to invite media representatives to observe next month’s military exercise Zapad (West), saying that there is not much ground for trusting the numbers given by Moscow about the scale of the drills. […]

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Seven fighters land in Lithuania as US boosts air policing mission ahead of Zapad drills (Updated)

The United States has boosted the Baltic air policing mission as Russia and Belarus prepare to hold their joint large-scale military exercise Zapad (West) next month. […]

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Defense, interior ministers discuss cooperation during Zapad drills

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis and Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas on Tuesday discussed co-operation between their ministries during the Zapad (West) military exercise to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus in September. […]