Posts tagged as Karoblis

Lithuania to send more troops to Iraq

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Lithuania plans to increase the number of troops involved in NATO’s training mission in Iraq, the presidential office and the Defence Ministry told BNS on Tuesday. President Gitanas Nausėda has put a draft resolution before the parliament, Seimas, suggesting to increase the troops numbers. “This mandate is being changed in response to a request from Denmark, which is taking over command of the mission, to increase the Lithuanian troop contingent…

Lithuanian “Smart Griffin” with American accent

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Smart Griffin – 2020 exercise (Sumanus Grifonas 2020), organized by the Motorised Infantry Brigade “Žemaitija”, has begun at the training ground in the Klaipeda region (Kairiai). The Ministry of Defence of Lithuania reports that it will last until October 2. Smart Griffin 2020 is the first exercise in a new military training cycle that begins this fall. Its purpose is to train the “Žemaitija” battalions in planning defensive actions in…

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…

We are entering a new stage of cooperation with our strategic ally Poland, Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis says

Friday, January 31, 2020

“We are entering a new stage of cooperation with our strategic ally in defence, Poland. We have held for the first time a bilateral Defence Ministers Council, this format will enable us to cooperate in defence area even more systemically and closely. The Council will meet on a regular basis in the future,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said after the first Lithuanian-Polish Defence Council in Vilnius with Minister…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis to conduct a visit to the United States

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On November 13–16 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is conducting a formal visit to the United States where he will attend „The Road to the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting” conference held by the U.S. think-tank Atlantic Council in the run-up for the NATO Summit in London. Minister will speak at the NATO-Industry Forum in Washington, he is also planned to meet with U.S. Congressmen, and attend a Lithuanian Armed…

Lithuanian Minister of Defence R.Karoblis: There’s no threat to Belarus from West

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

As Belarus voices plans to take countermeasures in response to the deployment of US troops in Lithuania, Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis says there’s no threat to Belarus from the West. “Lithuania has a direct interest in securing the independence and territorial integrity of Belarus, as well as in extending the economic cooperation. Therefore I can say for certain that the sovereignty of Belarus is not under military or…

Lithuania’s voice in NATO is getting stronger, Karoblis is happier

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Lithuania’s voice in NATO is getting stronger but pushy. It uses new arguments to attract NATO attention to fulfill its individual goals. And it should be admitted that Lithuania successfully exploited its military weakness to obtain military strength. About 500 troops are deploying to new training facilities in the country and will stay through the winter in preparation for a massive divisional exercise in Europe that will see 20,000 U.S.…

Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis to meet with Governor of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

On September 11 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will meet with Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf who is coming on a formal visit to Lithuania. The guest delegation will also include Adjutant General of Pennsylvania Major General Anthony Carrelli. The officials are expected to discuss the meaning of the State Partnership Programme to Lithuanian and Pennsylvanian soldiers, Governor T. Wolf will be briefed on the security…

Shocking video: Lithuania may not worry about its safety

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lithuania may not worry about its safety when SUCH people defend it! Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis recently told Defence News that “the deployment of the enhanced forward presence, or EFP, battalions in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have significantly reduced the risk of military conflict in the Baltic region.” It is known that Belgian troops are part of NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania. But their preparedness to defend this…

Minister R. Karoblis to attend Baltic Defence Ministers’ meeting in Tartu

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On June 19–20 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will take part in the Baltic Defence Committee meeting in Tartu (Estonia). He will discuss European Union defence initiatives and coordinate the Baltic countries’ positions concerning the Euro-Atlantic agenda with his counterpart of Latvia Artis Pabriks and of Estonia Jüri Luik. Significant attention at the meeting will be paid to the joint trilateral Baltic projects, development of the joint recognised maritime…