Posts tagged as ceremony

Belarus NPP launch this week ‘just a ribbon-cutting ceremony’, president’s adviser says

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Belarus may officially open its Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) on Friday in a symbolic move ahead of the presidential election, but the facility is unlikely to start actual operations until late this year or early next year, according to the Lithuanian president’s adviser. “The wording that the Astravyets NPP can be launched is not accurate,” Darius Kuliešius, a national security adviser to President gitanas Nausėda, told LRT RADIO on…

NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group change of command ceremony to take place in Rukla

Monday, February 3, 2020

On February 6 rotation and leadership of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group (eFP BG) will change over at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla (Jonava region). The ceremony is planned to be attended by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys, Vice Chief of Defence of Germany Vice Admiral Joachim Rühle, commanders of units of…

Flag of the Lithuanian Armed Forces passed on to Major General Valdemaras Rupšys

Friday, July 26, 2019

On July 25 new Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Valdemaras Rupšys was inaugurated at a ceremony in Vilnius. President of the Republic of Lithuania and Commander-in-Chief Gitanas Nausėda passed on the flag of the Lithuanian Armed Forces from the outgoing to the incoming Chief of Defence in front of the all colours of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and Brigades parade in the Cathedral Square.   “The most exhilarating…

Estonia has joined the SPIKE missile Family

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In a ceremony last week in Tallinn, Estonia, the Estonian MoD signed a 40M Euro Framework agreement with Eurospike (a European Joint Venture between Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, Diehl Defence and Rheinmettal Defence) for the supply of SPIKE LR ATGM’s, launchers and associated maintenance and training.  The contract included ICLU (Integrated Control Launch Units) launchers and live SPIKE rounds. SPIKE is a cutting-edge precise, multi-platform, multi-mission and multi-range electro-optical missile Family,…

Germany’s Merkel says she’s OK after shaking at ceremony

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water. Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the 28-degree Celsius (82-degree Fahrenheit) heat while a military band played…

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announce marriage

Monday, June 10, 2019

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger were married over the weekend in a ceremony that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor called “intimate, moving and emotional.” Pratt announced the nuptials Sunday in an Instagram post accompanied by a photo of the couple walking hand-in-hand. He said they were married Saturday “in front of God, our families and those we love.” The pair began dating last summer and became engaged in January.…