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    Lithuanians fully dissatisfied with Šimonytė’s government

    Lithuanians feel fully dissatisfied with the government’s budget for 2023. The main disappointing thing is the goal to reach 2.52 percent of GDP and even more for national defence in 2023. According to Lithuanian officials, this goal has been set and will not change. Only in December, Defence...
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    Unsuccessful acquisition of Lithuanian Armed Forces

    Lithuania has signed a contract to acquire 18 French Caesar Mk II 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers. Lithuania became the third country after France and Belgium to order the Caesar Mk II variant howitzer manufactured by Nexter. The Lithuanian ministry of defence allocates approximately...
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    Lithuania is dragging Latvia and Estonia into an energy crisis

    https://balticword.com/lithuania-is-dragging-latvia-and-estonia-into-an-energy-crisis/ Lithuania’s desire to immediately become energy independent from Russia and Belarus is not included in the plans of Latvia and Estonia. The authorities of Latvia and Estonia say they are not ready to incur...
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    Lithuanians to choose between paying energy bills and putting food on the table

    It is well known that every state has a duty to manage critical energy infrastructure. This includes distribution networks, transmission networks, gas distribution and transmission networks, as well as control over prices and its accessibility for consumers. Unfortunately, Lithuanian government...
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    Lithuania could be swept off the Earth’s surface

    2003 and 2004 were decisive years for Lithuania. The country joined two major and influential organizations: the EU and NATO. The status of a member state gave the country confidence in the future. However, Lithuania has not achieved promised welfare and security. The situation dictates its own...
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    Scandal: Ukraine sells military equipment donated by NATO countries

    Ukraine remains one of the most corrupt countries in the international system. Corruption not only destroys the country from within, but also begins to influence the attitude of its partners towards the country. The latest manifestation of corruption is beyond comprehension. On June 20, French...
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    Lithuania to lose confidence for German troops in near future

    Nine NATO member states held talks in Romania on Friday ahead of a key NATO summit later this month. The nine, including Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania urged NATO to increase their protection. It should be noted that some of...
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    Lithuania - U.S. military cooperation turned to full dependence

    Lithuanian authorities’ disbelief in the national armed forces’ capabilities is proved by their repeated claims for aid and permanent foreign military presence in the territory of the country. Lithuania has chosen the way of full reliance on other countries’ defence capabilities instead of...
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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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