Posts tagged as Karoblis

Lithuanian defense minister targeted

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis was targeted in cyber-information attack, resulting in spread of fake news in local and social media, the country’s Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement. According to the statement, during the attack a local news website Kas vyksta Kaune was hacked to post fake news about Karoblis’s involvement in corruption. Fake news also has spread across social media. On Thursday, the President’s Office, the government…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis departs for the NATO Ministerial in Brussels

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

On February 13–14 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will take part in the NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Brussels (Belgium) where strengthening of the NATO deterrence and defence will be addressed. A particular focus will be put on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) and NATO response to the violations of the Treaty on the Russian side. NATO Defence Ministers will also take stock of the increased defence…

Lithuania to transfer munitions to Ukraine on a non-reimbursable basis

Thursday, February 7, 2019

On February 6 the Government of the Republic of Lithuania passed a resolution to donate tangible current assets – ammunition – to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. Total worth of the transferred assets (ammunition for Soviet-made light small arms – automatic rifles, machine-guns – of the Lithuanian Armed Forces not used anymore and not planned to be used in the future) is EUR 255 thousand. “The transfer of assets…

Germany to invest EUR 110 mln into military infrastructure in Lithuania

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis said on Monday he was assured by his visiting German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen that her country would invest 110 million euros into military infrastructure in Lithuania over the upcoming three years. Berlin will also allocate money for the upgrade of the military training area in Pabrade, Svencionys District. “These will be not only investments into Rukla, but also where training takes…

Enhancement of EU defence has to be aligned with the existing NATO assurances, Minister R. Karoblis says

Friday, November 23, 2018

“We have to build upon the added value that the EU defence initiatives create as we implement them, and for that not only EU but also NATO allies’ engagement is simply vital – it is the only way to ensure that the EU-NATO cooperation is effective and initiatives are synergetic,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said at the joint European Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on November 19. When…

R. Karoblis to discuss defence cooperation with Northern and Baltic counterparts in Oslo, to attend security forum in Canada

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

On November 13-14 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is taking part in the Baltic-Northern Group Defence Ministers meeting in Oslo, Norway. The Baltic-Northern Defence Ministers will discuss the recently wrapped up NATO military exercise Trident Juncture 2018, security of the North-Eastern region, challenges coming from Russia, European security initiatives, and cooperation in enhancing Eastern partners’ capacity in security area. The Northern Group Defence Ministers’ meeting will focus on increasing…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis expresses condolences over the Czech soldiers fallen in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis conveyed condolences to Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic Lubomir Metnar regarding the death of three soldiers of the Czech Republic killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. “This is a great loss both for the families of the perished servicemen and for your country which has sacrificed the lives of its servicemen for peace and brighter future of the Afghan people. Lithuania stands in…

Lithuanian defense minister plans to revise system of incentives for military service

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis plans to revise the existing system of incentives to serve in the military after the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that giving preference to people who have completed their military service over other applicants for public service jobs is unconstitutional. “We will undoubtedly look for and find other additional inducements to show that the state appreciates soldiers’ commitment,” Karoblis said in a comment sent to…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis invites NATO to speed up the decision regarding the headquarters near eastern borders of the Alliance

Friday, June 8, 2018

“The Alliance has achieved quite a lot on stronger deterrence and defence since the Warsaw Summit but we have to make sure the launched security initiatives are continued and their implementation is accelerated,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said at the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels on June 7. He stressed that the speed of decision-making is one of the key conditions of efficient collective defence and therefore…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

On May 15 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis discussed security situation, aspects of cooperation with NATO, and Montenegro’s progress on European Union membership at a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srđjan Darmanović, on a visit in Lithuania. Minister R. Karoblis congratulated Montenegro upon becoming a member of NATO in June 2017 and stressed that the membership in the world’s strongest alliance accelerated Lithuania’s development processes and…