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US to deploy hundreds of troops to Lithuania for training

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The United States will deploy hundreds of American troops to Lithuania for training over the next few years, said US Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy in Vilnius on Thursday. “We intend to continue these deployments to Lithuania where both of our forces can mutually benefit from shared operations,” he told reporters after meeting with Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis. “This level of cooperation, training, security and, ultimately, stability has…

US army secretary to visit Lithuania

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

US Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy will visit Lithuania discuss America’s military presence in the region, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis and McCarthy will meet in Vilnius on Thursday to “discuss defense cooperation of Lithuania and the United States, US military presence in the region, joint procurement projects, and plans for Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure development,” the ministry said in a press release.…

Lithuania sends humanitarian aid to US to help fight coronavirus

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Lithuania is sending protective face shields, disposable gowns, and other equipment to the US to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The government earlier this year provided 100,000 euros from its reserve for humanitarian aid to the US. The money was used to purchase supplies manufactured in Lithuania, including 11,400 protective face shields from Medienos Era, over 10,700 disposable isolation gowns from Interscalit, and over…

Latvia wants to begin talks with US on possible deployment of a military contingent

Monday, July 13, 2020

Latvia wants to start negotiations with the United States on the possible deployment of a military contingent in Latvia and to cover the related costs, Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks (For Development) told the Latvian defense portal Sargs.lv. Latvia wants to start negotiations with the United States on the possible deployment of a contingent of forces in Latvia after US President Donald Trump announced the partial withdrawal of troops from…

Baltics in a bid to host US troops departing Germany

By Jeff Seldin on Friday, July 10, 2020

As thousands of US troops are set to depart Germany, Latvia has said it would be ready to host them in the Baltics. Voice of America reports. There may be some additional competition for the thousands of US troops that could soon be on their way out of Germany. Poland is already in line to receive some of the 9,500 troops that US President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from…

Coronavirus update: infected person from US visited Vilnius bars

Monday, June 29, 2020

Lithuania confirmed a single new Covid-19 case over Sunday, according to the National Public Health Centre. In all, 1,816 people in Lithuania have been diagnosed with the coronavirus to date. However, only 216 remain active cases, while 1,512 people have recovered. Seventy-eight people have died from Covid-19 in Lithuania. Infected person from US visited Vilnius bars The sole coronavirus infection was confirmed in a person who had recently returned from…

US risks dividing allies by withdrawing troops from Germany, says Lithuanian minister

Thursday, June 25, 2020

United States planned troop withdrawal from Germany risks creating divisions among NATO allies, Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Thursday. “A significant drawdown of US troops from Germany would certainly not be positive. They have the necessary infrastructure, they have procedures and possibilities for training,” he told LRT RADIO on Thursday. “We consider that drawdown as a risk of a potential […] division among NATO countries in Europe,” he…

Poland, US, UK, Romania and Croatia conduct military exercises on NATO’s eastern flank

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Troops have attended the military exercise Bull-Run 12 in Podlasie province near the Suwalki Gap, which is a bottleneck consisting of a 65 km short stretch of land located between Kaliningrad and Belarus. It serves as the only land route through which supplies can reach the Baltic States from Poland and other European NATO member states. War games focused on the defense of NATO’s eastern flank. Together with allied troops…

‘Things change at night’. Lithuanians caught up in US protests

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Mass protests have swept across the US in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers. Lithuanians living in the country have also been caught up in the violence. LRT journalist Aurimas Piečiukaitis, reporting from Washington, said that the protests usually escalated at night. “The protests are mostly peaceful during the day, as people are marching and chanting on the streets. There’s genuine anger not only…

Lithuanians lay flowers by US embassy in Vilnius in solidarity with Floyd protests

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Lithuanian activists have expressed solidarity with American protesters by leaving flowers and candles outside the US embassy in Vilnius. However, they were initially removed by the police. Massive protests across the US have been continuing for eight days following the killing of George Floyd by the police. Rallies against racism have also occurred across the world. In Lithuania, human rights activists have called an action, titled I Can’t Breathe, inviting…