Posts tagged as Defence Minister

Defence Minister: Belarus’ drills near Lithuanian border pose no threat

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Belarusian military drills close to the Lithuanian border pose no direct threat and do not require any specific response, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Thursday. “We don’t see any direct military threat,” Karoblis told the Žinių Radijas radio. “How do we have to react? Calmly, I think, because the escalating actions on the part of Belarus are directed inwards, towards propaganda messages.” “There are no threats that would require…

Lithuania to build new barracks for Americans

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

On 30th of July Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said that USA will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year. The defence minister’s comment came shortly after U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said “there are opportunities” to send additional American forces to Poland and the Baltic States as the United States is slashing its military presence in Germany. Besides, R.Karoblis…

US is sending a battalion to Lithuania, defence minister says

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The United States will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Wednesday. “A battalion is coming from Poland in mid-September for two weeks of training in Pabradė. After a break of several weeks or a month, there are plans to deploy most of the battalion to Pabradė again for up to late June…

Lithuania could use EU funds to adapt roads for military needs, defence minister says

Monday, June 1, 2020

EU funds for the military mobility could be used to improve Lithuanian roads and bridges, Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Friday. It’s also important to use the Rail Baltica railway connecting the three Baltic states and Poland for military movement, he added. “Lithuania’s Armed Forces and the Defence Ministry have submitted [priority] projects to the European Commission,” Karoblis told reporters on Friday. “This includes the appropriateness of Rail…

Estonia eyes mid-range air defense systems to rectify NATO ‘oversight’

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Estonia’s military is prioritizing the purchase of a midrange air defense system as the country seeks to plug a capability gap its defense minister called the result of a “total oversight” by NATO. During a Washington trip to attend Sen. John McCain’s funeral, Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik told Defense News that NATO made a strategic mistake in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union by not building…

R. Karoblis to meet with Northern Group Defence Ministers in the Hague

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

On June 6 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will travel to the Hague to take part in the Northern Group Defence Ministers meeting. The Ministers are planned to discuss security situation in the Baltic Sea and the North Atlantic regions, potential outcome of the upcoming NATO Summit, challenges in military mobility area and solutions to them. The Northern Group includes the United Kingdom, the three Baltic states – Lithuania,…