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  • New U.S. Army troops and equipment arrive in Lithuania
    13 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles 11 combat versions and two command armored vehicles The equipment is already being unloaded at the Gaiziunai railway station a Lithuanian Army public relations officer told BNS The equipment will subsequently be taken to Rukla Five M1A2 Abrams arrived in Lithuania at the end of last week All equipment will be used for a joint Lithuanian US exercise Last week a new shift of around 230 U S troops arrived in Lithuania for a training with a unit of logistics support specialists The U S has been rotating a company of troops in each of the Baltic states and Poland since spring 2014 Great Britain has also pledged to send rotation troops a company for Lithuania Latvia and Estonia Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly

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  • Lithuanian Defence Chief to attend Brussels meeting on hybrid warfare
    28 concerning training and combatting hybrid warfare Other items on the agenda will be EU s marine operations Sophia and Atalanta the first one is aimed against illegal migration in the Mediterranean Sea while the latter fights piracy in the Indian Ocean Lithuania has assigned 20 Lithuanian soldiers to Atalanta with the majority of them serving in an autonomous ship security group Others are in charge of logistics support with two officers serving as staff on a ship and in operational headquarters Lithuania s contribution to Sophia is another officer serving in operational HQ The meeting on the development of EU training and advisory missions will also be attended by chiefs of defence from EU s partner countries Georgia Montenegro Moldova Norway and Serbia Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring objective comprehensive and timely information to those with an interest in this rapidly

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  • Vejonis underlines Baltic support to Ukraine
    important there are advocates defending Ukraine s interests in the European Union and NATO and other organizations The president said any common experience Latvia can share with Ukraine is of the utmost importance and pointed to the Latvian National Armed Forces strengthening the Ukrainian army with the help of chaplains and psychologists Such assistance is not considerable in terms of financing but what they are doing is a great job such experts experience is very significant he said Vejonis also noted Latvia supports different funding on NATO and EU levels which provide assistance to Ukraine Latvia also continues to provide rehabilitation to the injured Ukrainian troops and children with the help of local governments Regarding local government assistance Vejonis outlined the central Latvian town of Ogre which has active cooperation with Ukraine s Chernihiv city Ogre has also organised camps for Ukrainian children Of course we are not as rich as the developed countries but our contribution is very significant and it is appreciated by Ukraine We also speak the language they understand It is our advantage as it makes easier to communicate Vejonis concluded Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis began his visit to Ukraine on October 27 Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news

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  • Vejonis: Ukrainians have finally tasted freedom
    implement and it is necessary to factor in the large number of political parties and decision makers At the same time we see them making progress step by step said Vejonis They are able to make important decisions for the state Vejonis added that Ukraine still has a lot of progress to make up to be considered a fully developed country We in Latvia are not fully developed yet because we also have much to do However it is not easy for Ukrainians but they have finally tasted freedom and independence They do not want to give up this feeling They want this feeling to turn into a united independent and developed Ukraine They are ready to work on it Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis began his visit to Ukraine on October 27 Vejonis met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Volodymyr Groysman the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada the Ukrainian parliament Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic

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  • Lithuania can become energy technology centre thanks to LNG terminal
    a result our our prices are among the best ones in Europe It has also given specific knowledge and by developing LNG technologies we can make Lithuania a serious energy centre develop new businesses create new jobs pay taxes and develop a whole new industry he said This is a growing business area and this is where Lithuania has a unique opportunity to develop knowledge in these technologies and be a leading country in the region According to Masiulus the Klaipeda LNG terminal currently uses 20 percent of its capacity In early 2017 its operatior Klaipedos Nafta Klaipeda Oil will build an onshore LNG reloading station LNG will then be transported from Lithuania across the Baltic region A joint venture between Lithuania s gas trade company Litgas and Norway s Statoil also plans to use the onshore terminal to supply LNG to other Baltic Sea ports or individual customers The Independence arrived in Klaipeda on Oct 27 2014 providing Lithuania with an alternative to Russian pipeline gas Six LNG tankers with Statoil gas have since come to the Lithuanian port Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic

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  • Lithuania to draft new National Security strategy
    to make decisions on the use of military force during peacetime Olekas said Lithuania s cooperation with NATO partners has also changed as American troops are being rotated in the country and other countries also contribute by sending rotational forces and hardware We have surpassed the existing National Security Strategy through some practical steps and we think it needs updating Olekas believes threats to Lithuania have grown If we take a look at the security situation we had after the 2008 Russian aggression in Georgia that aggression continues in Ukraine But we as members of the Alliance assess threats not only in our region but also in the South he concluded Meanwhile Arturas Paulauskas the chairman of the Seimas Committee of National Security and Defense believes the new National Security Strategy should include a new approach towards Russia The 2012 National Security Strategy states that Lithuania should improve mutual trust with the Russian Federation in the field of security and promote co operation in the areas of the economy transport nuclear safety and other areas The Republic of Lithuania will support NATO co operation with Russia based on the principles of reciprocity trust and compliance with commitments The new government group will be asked to prepare a new National Security Strategy by April 2016 The group will include representatives of the Cabinet various ministries law enforcement and intelligence institutions as well as representatives of the Seimas Committees on National Security and Defense and Foreign Affairs Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP

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  • US Military Hardware Arrives in Estonia
    90km east of the capital Tallinn on Sunday with more expected to arrive today October 26 and in mid November So far hardware that has arrived includes four M1A2 Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles The military vehicles will tour Estonia Lithuania Latvia Poland Romania and Bulgaria as part of a temporary rotating battalion to reassure NATO s most eastern allies against Russian aggression the Baltic Times reported in July Carter said We each agreed that while we do not seek a cold war let alone a hot war with Russia we will defend our allies At the time a Pentagon Department of Defense official said Around 90 tanks 140 Bradley fighting vehicles and 20 M109 self propelled Howitzers and associated equipment We are not positioning troops This equipment will be used when troops come to train in exercises with NATO partners Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to

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