Posts tagged as battle group

Habel taking over as commander of NATO battle group

Friday, August 2, 2019

Lieutenant Colonel Rouven Habel of Germany is taking over as commander of NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Lithuania in a ceremony on Thursday, the Defense Ministry said. Habel, the commander of the 391st Mechanized Infantry Battalion of the Bundeswehr, will replace Lieutenant Colonel Peer Papenbroock of Germany, who has commanded the enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group Lithuania since February The incoming German rotation in the battle group “is formed mainly…

Estonian president discusses future of European defense cooperation in Paris

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid participated in a working lunch held at the the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on Sunday, where the heads of state and government of the countries participating in the French-led European Intervention Initiative (EI2) discussed the future of defense cooperation in Europe. “It is very positive that the European Union is taking increased responsibility in organizing the security and defense of its citizens. It should be…

Interview: British soldiers with NATO Battle Group reflect on job well done

By Andrew Whyte on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Estonia has been a NATO member since 2004, but only in recent years has any of that become more visible to most people. With US troops first arriving in 2014, the impetus grew after the 2016 Warsaw Summit’s decision to strengthen NATO’s eastern presence in the Baltic States and Poland. Within a space of time which might make Brexit negotiators, on both sides, hang their heads in shame, the Enhanced…

Belgian contingent arrives in Estonia, joins NATO battle group

Friday, January 18, 2019

A contingent of the Belgian Armed Forces joined the British-led NATO battle group in Tapa. The Belgians are replacing a Danish contingent and will remain in Estonia for the next four months. Three convoys of vehicles, troops and materiel moved from Latvia to Estonia on Thursday, altogether some 100 vehicles, ERR’s online news reported (see gallery). The core of the Belgian contingent is made up of soldiers of the Chasseurs…

Alert level was heightened at the NAGO eFP Battle Group in Lithuania for training purposes

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Over the recent 24 hours the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group deployed in Rukla had its alert level increased. Staff of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf to which the NATO eFP BG is assigned carried out a readiness check alarm exercise in order to train rapid response procedures. Increased alert level meant NATO eFP BG troops had to move with vehicles and weapons to an assembly area,…

Europe tired of Lithuania

By Kovas Azbis on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Europe is making steps towards Moscow. Business and common sense win. Russian President Vladimir Putin was a guest at the Austrian foreign minister’s wedding, in a move that opposition politicians say undermines the European Union’s position on Moscow. Putin dropped in on Karin Kneissl’s wedding in a remote area of southern Austria, on his way to a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in neighboring Germany later that day. On the…

Lithuanian Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin affiliated to the Danish Division

Thursday, May 24, 2018

On May 22 Lithuania and Denmark signed a Memorandum of Understanding on affiliation of the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to the Royal Danish Army Division. It marks the beginning of regular participation of the staff and personnel of the MIB Griffin in Danish-arranged training and exercises. The document was signed by Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys and Denmark’s Chief of…