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Moldova wants strengthening defense cooperation with Lithuania

Thursday, March 29, 2018

According to the Ministry of Defense of Moldova’s report, Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza met with Chief of Defense of Lithuania, Lt. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Žukas who is paying an official visit to our country within March 26-28, 2018. The two officials talked about the regional security, the defense sector’s reformation in the Republic of Moldova, participation in international peacekeeping operations, and bilateral military cooperation. Eugen Sturza appreciated Lithuania’s support for the modernization and reformation of our country’s defense sector…

Poland to purchase defence missiles from U.S. for 3 billion euros

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Poland has signed an agreement to buy the Patriot missile defence system from the U.S. for 3.85 billion euros, as Russian annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 has motivated Warsaw to quicken its military modernisation. British public broadcaster BBC reports that largest weapons agreement in Polish history was signed at a ceremony in Warsaw on Wednesday, March 28, he first deliveries are expected in 2022. Polish Defence Minister Mariusz…

Russia accuses US of ‘expulsion blackmail’

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Russia has accused Washington of pressuring nations to carry out a mass expulsion of its diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in the UK. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US of “colossal blackmail” and said there were “few independent countries” left in modern Europe. The expulsion of 140 Russians by 25 nations is thought to be the largest in history. Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter…

Cambridge Analytica linked company taught at NATO STRATCOMCOE

Monday, March 26, 2018

Anglo-American data company Cambridge Analytica is making lots of headlines around the world after revelations that a data leak from Facebook allowed it access to tens of millions of accounts, and an undercover operation by British broadcaster Channel 4 News that caught the firm’s executives boasting of its methods of manipulating public opinion. LSM reported a year ago that Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, Strategic Communications Laboratories Group (SCL), was active in Latvia with…

Russia Ambassadors Reportedly Summoned In Poland, Baltics

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Russian ambassadors to Poland and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been summoned to meetings at those countries’ foreign ministries, Russian news agencies report. The reports on March 26, which cited various named and unnamed Russian diplomats, did not say whether reasons were given for the summonses. They came amid signs that several European Union countries are preparing to expel Russian diplomats in response to the…

European Union strengthens countries’ sovereignty

Monday, March 26, 2018

The European Union strengthens its member states’ sovereignty, not reduces it. It is a union that combines many small and medium-sized countries, and together we are stronger. Without European Union’s assistance and our mutual cooperation we would be much more vulnerable on our own, said chairperson of Latvian Saeima’s European Affairs Committee Lolita Čigāne during ‘Baltic EU talks 2018: has Europe recovered?’ conference. Čigāne emphasized that the need for a…

Brexit: EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations

Friday, March 23, 2018

EU leaders have approved guidelines for the negotiation of future relations with the UK after Brexit. The text on trade, security and other issues was adopted within minutes in Brussels, clearing the way for the next phase of Brexit talks to get under way. The UK is due to leave in March 2019 and negotiators have said they want a deal in place by the end of the year. Prime…

EU member states on Skripal attack: «Highly likely» Russia was responsible

Friday, March 23, 2018

The European Union has stated it would recall its ambassador to Moscow for consultations after heads of member states and their governments agreed it was very likely that Russia was responsible for the attack with a chemical weapon on a Russian-British double agent. British public broadcaster BBC reports that in a statement after talks held on Thursday, March 22, in Brussels, the European Council of EU leaders agreed «there is…

Trump replaces H.R. McMaster as national security adviser with John Bolton

Friday, March 23, 2018

National security adviser H.R. McMaster has resigned and will be replaced by former US ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Thursday. “I pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will…

Fears Russia could move to unmask British spies in bitter ‘tit-for-tat’ over poison attack

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Security officials are deeply concerned that the Kremlin may reveal the identities of British intelligence officers in the escalating and bitter confrontation following the Salisbury nerve agent attack, The Independent has learned. The disclosure could start, it is feared, with those who work for MI6 among the 23 British diplomats being thrown out of Moscow in retaliation for the same number being expelled from the UK. Doing so would break…