Posts tagged as locals

U.S. troops in Latvia. What should the locals expect?

By Vairis Godmanis on Friday, July 31, 2020

The Minister of Defense of Latvia spoke about the difficult work to be done in order to deploy units of the American contingent in the country. The statement of the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper on the possible deployment of the American contingent in one of the Baltic countries was highly appreciated by the leadership of Latvia. On Thursday, July 30, Defense Minister Pabriks announced on the Latvian radio…

Further stationing of foreign troops in Lithuania puts at risk national military personnel and locals

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lithuanian ministry of defence can not cope with the spread of a dangerous COVID-19 among military. The MOD confirmed (https://kariuomene.kam.lt/en/military_insignia/news_1889/military_medics_will_treat_covid-19_positive_isolated_soldiers_of_the_nato_enhanced_forward_presence_battalion_battle_group.html) on Wendesday that eight troops from allies countries stationed in Lithuania as part of an international NATO battalion have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Unfortunately, these are the only data provided by Vita Ramanauskaite, an adviser to the national defence minister. Lithuanian media was informed only about the number…