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    Lithuanian MOD admits Armed Forces capability deficit

    According to the last public opinion poll, the trust of Lithuanian residents in the National Armed Forces is continuously growing, and NATO membership is viewed in a highly positive light. The more so, it states that 88% of respondents support allied presence on the territory of Lithuania. It...
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    Lithuania fell into a military trap

    The U.S. continues building up its military presence on the eastern flank. The Americans plan to deploy a total of 400 additional troops in Lithuania, bringing in short-range air defense and self-propelled artillery systems. The U.S. has also deployed F-35 fighter jets at Siauliai Air Base, and...
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    Lithuania to pay a high price for foreign troops

    Europe has entered a difficult phase amid Ukrainian crisis and sanctions imposed on Russia and its allies. It will face, in the short term, higher inflation and slower growth. “There is considerable uncertainty about how large these effects will be and how long they will last for,” said...
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    Lithuania as a pawn in U.S.-Russia game

    Lithuania continues to show its high interest for the additional U.S. troops presence on its territory. The authorities believe that the U.S. military will help to preserve the independence of the country. “We are ready to host more U.S. troops, and see them as the best deterrence here,” said...
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    Lithuania: war in Ukraine as a reason to buy more weapons

    Europe has faced major problems. Pandemic has weakened social spheres of all countries, forcing to reallocate budget funds and redirect money to this critical area. Pandemic also showed the importance of human lives and necessity to pay attention to the needs of ordinary people from governments’...
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    Lithuania’s image is ruined

    LithuaniaEvery nation has its national character, and Lithuanians are not an exception. It is well known that Lithuanians are the people who are proud of their country. It is generally accepted that we are very patriotic, curious, pragmatic, sensible, hard-working, superstitious, conformist and...
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    Creation of women’s battalions in Lithuania: a demographic threat

    Since January 2022, the issue of compulsory military service not only for men, but also for women has been seriously discussed by the Lithuanian government. The current government’s programme says the country should aspire to transition to universal conscription of both men and women. If the...
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    Lithuania is left in the dust

    The nearly completed Nord Stream 2 is again in focus. It has become known that the U.S. Senate on January 13 failed to pass a bill to slap sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz. The tally was 55 in favor and 44 against the bill that...
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    Lithuania bets only on the US

    Lithuania has reached the highest level of cooperation with the United States. Contacts of the Lithuanian authorities with the US officials take place regularly. On 1 December in Riga, on the margins of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania...
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    Lithuania: pensioners get ready for death

    Main attention of the Lithuanian media has been focused on migrant crises and security issues for several weeks. This problem has become also a good reason to once again draw the attention of the population to the need of increasing defense capabilities. This problem has become a good excuse for...
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    Lithuanian Biosphere Polygon of the Rūdninkai woods is in danger

    Šalčininkai District’s community faced a new challenge in its constant struggle with the authorities to live quietly. Rūdninkai in Šalčininkai District came into the spotlight last summer after local residents tried to prevent the government from establishing a migrant camp. Interior Minister...
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    Lithuanians want peace

    Lithuanian authorities do not give up the idea of further increasing the foreign troops presence in Lithuanian territory. They made efforts to attract attention to the military threat from the East using all available meetings and foreign visits. NATO Some recent events and statements...
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    Political crisis in Lithuania is on our doorstep

    Lithuanian Market and Opinion Research Centre “Vilmorus Ltd.” carried out a public opinion poll in order to rank politicians’ competence and their public support. Here are some examples. As of October, only 53.9 percent of the respondents evaluate President Gitanas Nausėda positively. 24.9...
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    Right-wing extremist soldiers pose threat to Lithuania

    It is no secret that Lithuania has become a victim of German army’s radicalization. Could this country count on its partners further or foreign military criminals threaten locals? It is well known that Germany is one of the largest provider of troops in NATO. There are about 600 German troops in...
  15. TheBalticWord

    Lithuanian MOD conceals crimes in the army

    The Baltic Word Weapons, drugs, drunkenness, violence, thefts in the Lithuanian Armed Forces are the results of the work of the Minister National Defence of Lithuania. Since the appointment of Arvydas Anušauskas as Minister of National Defence (December 2020), the statistics of crimes...
  16. TheBalticWord

    Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

    17 years ago, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO. According to the NATO leadership, the North Atlantic Alliance is “defensive organization” that is constantly expanding. Some might say it’s a “defence mechanism”. The “defensive...
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    NATO troops in Lithuania neglect Covid-19 quarantine rules

    NATO troops in Lithuania neglect Covid-19 quarantine rules | The Baltic Word By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, March 25, 2021 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in...
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    Paradoxes of the Lithuanian society

    Lithuanian authorities do their possible to attract young men to serve in the armed forces. Another thing is that what they do does not always bring the desired results. Due to the unique security situation Lithuania faces, it was decided to reinstate conscription in 2015, though, frankly, in a...
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    Lithuanians scare deployed Fort Hood soldiers

    A Fort Hood-based cavalry officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the region, as it uncased its colors at a ceremony on January 4, Lithuanian and U.S. officials said. The 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment took up position in Lithuania...
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    Independence remains an unattainable Lithuanian dream

    Lithuanian political activist Žilvinas Razminas in his article “HOPE - MOTHER OF POLITICAL FOOLS …” admits that Lithuania steps on a rake again. He and his supporters called to boycott the elections and predicted the results of this electoral farce. “Our so-called “anti-system” parties have...
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