Posts tagged as troops

Thousands of troops to take part in largest U.S.-led exercise in Europe since the Cold War

Monday, October 7, 2019

The U.S. Army will deploy a division headquarters, three tank brigades and thousands of other troops to Europe early next year to take part in what will be the largest American-led military exercise on the Continent in 25 years, U.S. European Command said Monday. Defender Europe-20, which will resemble the massive “Reforger” drills held during the Cold War era, will involve 37,000 troops, including about 20,000 American soldiers. Equipment will…

Rotational U.S. force of approximately 500 soldiers deploying to Lithuania

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Rotational U.S. force, a battalion-sized unit of over 500 U.S. Army soldiers, will deploy in Lithuania to ensure deterrence and train in exercises shortly in October. The unit is part of the U.S. Army Europe Operation Atlantic Resolve and will be deployed in Lithuania through spring next year. “We have sought for a larger long-term U.S. military involvement in Lithuania and the region consistently and patiently. Therefore the deployment of…

Russia’s plan: protect or attack?

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 13, 2019

A special report entitled “Security in the Eastern Baltic” by the Russian Association of Baltic Studies (RABS) was presented on Tuesday. Let’s see what it is about. The main objective of the report is to identify the causes of the problems in the field of regional security of the Baltic Sea Region. The second task is to analyze the buildup of the armed forces of the United States and other…

Kashmiris allege beatings, abuse in raids by Indian troops

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar’s house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he was subjected to two separate rounds of beatings by soldiers. They demanded that he find his younger brother, who had joined rebels opposing India’s…

PM affirms support to Estonian troops abroad

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Following the Mali terrorist attack in which five members of the Estonian defense forces were founded, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said that this is a reminder how seriously Estonian troops must be taken who, in the name of the security of Estonia and our region, are participating in international military operations in remote locations to maintain peace and stability. “I wish the members of the Estonian defense forces injured…

France to send 300 troops to Lithuania next year

Monday, July 15, 2019

France will next year send around 300 troops to NATO’s multinational battalion stationed in Lithuania, the French ambassador in Vilnius said on Sunday. The Alliance deployed units to the three Baltic countries and Poland in early 2017, in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and its activity in the Baltic Sea region. The battalion in Lithuania is led by Germany. Other countries send their troops for a certain period of…

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

Defence League volunteers join NATO troops in first-of-a-kind exercise

Monday, July 1, 2019

Personnel from Estonia’s voluntary Defence League (Kaitseliit) were on exercise with NATO troops this weekend, according to Baltic News Service, gaining anti-tank warfare experience on a scale the organization had previously not enjoyed. The Defence League members, from the Tallinn, Harju and Rapla region, joined British and French personnel at the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) central training area June 28-30, and engaged in anti-tank warfare training. The exercise, named Hunt…

Eight British soldiers are arrested over ‘drunken brawl in Lithuanian seaside resort’

Monday, June 24, 2019

A group British soldiers have been arrested in Lithuania over an alleged drunken brawl in a seaside resort. Local media reported that eight soldiers had been detained after a ‘massive fight’ broke out in the early hours of Sunday in the town of Palanga on the country’s Baltic coast. According to local news site 15min, some of the soldiers, all aged in their 20s, were arrested for being ‘intoxicated’ while others…

More US troops will also come to Lithuania after extra Poland deployment, defmin says

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The United States’ decision to send more troops to Poland means that more of them will come to Lithuania for training as well, Lithuania’s Minister of National Defense says. “We believe the number of troops attending exercises in Lithuania will increase. We think it will grow and that is a direct contribution to our security,” Raimundas Karoblis told BNS Lithuania on Wednesday. The minister said he viewed the US decision…