Posts tagged as Lithuanian troops

Lithuania to endorse building foreign military base

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Lithuania is considering to build a new training facility in the west of the country to accommodate exercises of Lithuanian and NATO soldiers, according to Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis. The existing military training area in Pabradė is sufficient for U.S. and NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) exercises, he stressed, but that leaves less space for Lithuanian troops. Therefore, there are plans to up investments into the Pabradė and Rukla training…

Lithuanian troops in Mali safe after coup

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Lithuanian troops stationed in Mali are safe, but security at military bases has been stepped up in the wake of a military coup in the West African country, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. “There is no direct threat to our military personnel who are currently involved in international operations in Mali,” Colonel Artūras Radvilas, the deputy chief of staff for operations at the Lithuanian Armed Forces, told BNS in…

Lithuanian troops unharmed in base targeted by Iran

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Lithuanian  Defence   Ministry has confirmed to LRT.lt that no Lithuanian troops were harmed in the Iranian missile strike targeting Al Asad and Erbil bases with US troop presence. Lithuanian Defence Ministry has confirmed to LRT.lt that no Lithuanian troops were harmed in the Iranian missile strike targeting Al Asad and Erbil bases with US troop presence. “Following the nightly shelling, when missiles launched from Iran targeted the US-led coalition…

Lithuanian troops to go on 11 international missions, Syria deployment on hold

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Lithuanian parliament allowed the military to send troops to 11 international missions abroad over the next two years. Lithuanian soldiers can also be sent to Syria, if need be. The Seimas passed the resolution on Thursday with 115 votes in favour, none against and no abstentions. The parliament’s mandate, effective between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, allows Lithuanian military and civilian personnel to participate in the NATO-led…

Lithuanian defense minister visiting Ukraine

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis is starting a two-day official visit to Ukraine on Thursday. Karoblis is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, to participate in the Kiev Security Forum and to meet with Lithuanian troops taking part in a military training operation in the Desna and Berdychiv training centers, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said. At the Kiev Security Forum, Karoblis will speak in a panel discussion on “Joining Forces…

Fourth rotation of Lithuanian troops to leave for UN-led operation in Mali

Friday, October 5, 2018

A fourth rotation of Lithuanian troops are leaving for the UN-led stability operation MINUSMA in Mali on Friday, the Defense Ministry said. The fourth Force Protection Unit rotation includes 32 professional and volunteer soldiers from the 3rd territorial unit of the National Defense Volunteer Force (NDVF). They will replace their colleagues from the NDVG 1st territorial unit and will serve as part of the German contingent in the area of…

Over 100 Lithuanian troops off to US for exercise

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than 100 soldiers from the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Battalion have left for the United States to participate in an exercise, the military said on Monday. An infantry company with assigned units — a total of 125 soldiers — have departed for the US, Sergeant Irmantas Kovalenko, a public relations specialist with the battalion, told BNS. The Lithuanian soldiers will join allied troops for the exercise at the National…