Posts tagged as NATO troops

Coronavirus updates: Covid-19 cases in Lithuania climb to 345, including 24 NATO troops

Friday, March 27, 2020

Fourty-six cases of the  coronavirus   were confirmed in Lithuania since Thursday evening, bringing the country’s total to 345, the Health Ministry said on Friday. Out of the total 5,593 people tested for the coronavirus in Lithuania, 1,273 were tested on Thursday alone. Government representatives claim Covid-19 testing will be expanded in the country after a large shipment of 300,000 reagents necessary for tests reached Lithuania on Thursday night. The…

Lithuania’s case count at 290, including 20 NATO troops

Thursday, March 26, 2020

A total of 290  coronavirus   cases have been confirmed in Lithuania as of Thursday morning, the Health Ministry said. Four patients have died from Covid-19 so far and one has recovered. Over 4,320 coronavirus tests have been carried out in the country so far, including 849 on Wednesday. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, the government on Wednesday extended the nationwide quarantine, which started on…

In a small Polish village near a Russian exclave, US-led NATO battle group is ready ‘in case anything happens’

Monday, February 17, 2020

When American troops first deployed to northeast Poland in 2017 to lead a NATO enhanced Forward Presence battle group, the population of the village of Bemowo Piskie grew by a third overnight. Nearly three years later, locals have grown used to the military presence and the occasional columns of tanks that pass through the village. Some say having the Americans in the village, which lies just south of the strategic…

Europe is in big trouble

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tensions are running high in Europe with a history of paranoia and mistrust. The rhetoric being used raises the concern of a military escalation. And now there are massive war and political games that will only add to the combustible situation. Recently, US formally withdrawn from nuclear treaty with Russia and prepares to test new missile, raising fears of a new arms race. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was…

Relations between Europe and the US on the brink

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Today there are many misunderstandings and questions between the USA and Europe in the political and military spheres. Of course, they are partners, but there are problems. The United States continues to define the rules for relations with Europe in the field of foreign economic relations and in the field of foreign policy. But Europe is trying to stand up for its own interests on all these issues. The Munich…

US General: Polish army would be sacrificed

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, February 1, 2019

On the occasion of receiving the prize of the Great Gala of Polish Business Business Club Leaders, General Ben Hodges spoke on the subject of the Central Communication Port. – The geographical location of Poland is crucial for stability and security in Europe. The effectiveness of the strategy of deterring potential aggression on the part of the Russian Federation depends on a strong and modernized Polish army on land, in…

Lithuania: Car accident caused by NATO soldier. Child injured (Video)

By Jonas Dringelis on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A 5-year-old child and a man were injured in a two-car crash on the outskirts of Vilnius at about 8 am, August 21. The police reported that a double-vehicle collision left them with minor injuries. According to the Lrytas YouTube Channel, it is NATO soldiers from Hungary who are held responsible for the accident. Turning at the crossroads of the Moletskoe Highway and Skersines Street the military vehicle driven by…