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On June 25 new Inspector General of the Bundeswehr General Eberhard Zorn is conducting a visit in Lithuania. He succeeded General  Volker Wieker in April. During the visit the guest met with Chief of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Maj Gen Vitalijus Vaikšnoras - Generals discussed regional security, status of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania and other topics related to the NATO eFP in Lithuania, Lithuanian and German bilateral military cooperation, NATO defence planning.  

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Lithuanian soldiers decorated after deployments to Mali and Ukraine

On July 5 soldiers of the National Defence Volunteer Force were welcomed home during a ceremony in Panevėžys after deployments to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and with the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.

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Chiefs of Defence of Lithuania and Poland agreed to further strengthen military cooperation

"We have agreed that is very important, concerning not only allies but also neighbours, to strengthen military cooperation and interaction in the present security situation," Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas stressed after a formal meeting with his Polish counterpart General Leszek Surawski at the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces in Warsaw on June 21. Lt Gen J.V.Žukas also met with Operational Commander of the Polish Armed Forces Lieutenant General Sławomir Wojciechowski and representatives from departments of the General Staff.

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Newly accredited Defence Attaché of the United States in Lithuania visited Defence Staff

On June 20 former US Defence Attaché in Lithuania Col Jeffrey L. Jennette and his newly accredited successor Lt Col Robert A. Mcvey paid a visit to the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

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Chief of Defence to conduct a formal visit to Poland

On June 20-21 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General  Jonas Vytautas Žukas will be conducting a formal visit to Poland at the invitation of Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces General Leszek Surawski.

 

On June 21 Lt Gen J. V. Žukas will lay flower tributes at the tomb to the unknown soldier memorial in Warsaw in honour of the fallen Polish soldiers.  Then his formal welcome at the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces and formal meetings with the Chief and representatives from departments of the General Staff will take place.  

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First ever air assault of F-16 using live ammunition was conducted at Exercise Saber Strike

Eminently dangerous and fast US F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft were flying Lithuanian skies and destroying ground targets during Exercise Saber Strike that concluded las week. It was the first training of such kind conducted in Lithuania.


US and Lithuanian soldiers were training air control procedures, live firing, and dropped MK-82 unguided bombs weighing 500 pounds on stationary targets for the first time at Brigadier General Kazys Veverskis Training Area.

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Commander of the Multinational Corps Northeast is conducting a work visit in Lithuania

On June 14-15 Commander of the Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC-NE) Lieutenant General Manfred Hofmann was on a visit in Lithuania. On June 14 General visited the Lithuanian Armed Forces Defence Staff and the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) which is based in the same territory and subordinate to  MNC-NE, to discuss work-related matters.

 

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     2nd issue of "Lithuanian Military Digest" is focused on the topic then while celebrating the 100th anniversary of Lithuania's independence, we, Lithuanians, as well as our country's guests and allied soldiers can walk peacefully on this beloved land that have not been stepped by any enemies' feet for 27 years. We can all breathe the freedom. However, even while rejoicing the recovering, rising and modernizing country, we are still in a fight every day. Every citizen of the Western world is being disturbed by the information warfare, every sober-minded person knows that he lives in the shadow of the threat of an enemy who wants to bring the world back to the times of the past. Since he took power for the first time in 2000, Vladimir Putin - who once called the fall of the Soviet Union "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century" - has aimed to restore Russia's power on the world stage.

     Creating a Russian propaganda machine to his people, V. Putin seems to be drawing a dreamed world of fantasies, where everybody who supports this leader's regime can feel invincible and happy, having the magical weapons, such as, for example, the "global unlimited range cruise missile" besides them.

     What is the likely option if Putin suddenly would decide to push a so-called nuclear suitcase button, so "the West actually hears him"? If the US begins to increase its defensive potential, can Moscow hope that it will win this competition? More

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