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Jonas Dringelis
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 29, 2020
Law and double standards in Baltic States The authorities of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have signed special agreements on the legal status of foreign military personnel before arrival of NATO soldiers in the Baltic States. In this way, unlike soldiers of the national armed forces, foreign soldiers in the Baltic States have a number of benefits - they enjoy legal immunity.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2020
Germany continues to expand its military presence in Lithuania The German Air Force is setting up a Deployable Control and Reporting Centre (DCRC) at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, supplemented by additional sub-elements at Skede, Latvia and Ämari, Estonia. German soldiers are preparing to augment the static CRCs at Karmėlava, Lielvarde (Latvia) and Tallinn (Estonia) and support situational awareness for the airspace in the Baltic region.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Baltic States at the epicenter of military exercises The Baltic States have become the scene of NATO military actions especially aimed at provoking Russia and Belarus.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
Lithuania blocks the development of its own economy Admittedly, a lot of good happened over the last years in Lithuania, but unfortunately we have also see political leadership that is not interested in developing their own country.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 27, 2020
NATO in crisis Chief strategy officer at Rasmussen Global Fabrice Pothier told Thursday that NATO was riven with divisions between its members.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 24, 2020
Belarus protest' supporters in Lithuania are in danger of COVID-19 To show solidarity with protests in Belarus is actually a good idea. But unfortunately such a large-scale action can significantly complicate the epidemiological situation in Lithuania.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2020
Lithuanians are afraid to serve in the army In 2015 the Lithuanian army reintroduced compulsory military service due to the potential threat caused by the Russia. Young Lithuanians try to avoid the service. Some of them even are not afraid of penalties and imprisonment.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 14, 2020
Military spending increase, despite the COVID-19 outbreak The security of citizens is the biggest priority of any country. It is their responsibility to maintain economic prosperity and peaceful, well-secured being. It appears to be hard to do, due to rise of political tension and other facts related to crime and corruption.
NATO Enhanced Forward Presence, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2020
Opinion: Fake news or hidden truth in Lithuania Lithuanian Ministry of Defence reports about consistent attempts to spread disinformation, taking advantage of the pandemic crisis.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 14, 2020
COVID-19 will make us think about peace and war World political leaders focus on strategic "threats" while forgetting "natural" dangers. The result is an untenable trade off between military and welfare expenditure. The COVID-19 сrisis has shown us just what the real priorities should be.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 16, 2020
US troops in the Baltic states - a threat to independence Foreign military bases are integral to preparations for war. The bases intended to increase violence, undermine international security and proliferate weapons.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 9, 2020
Turkey and Russia made a deal against U.S. The conversation between the leaders of Russia and Turkey was not limited by the topic of TurkStream. Putin could recommend Erdogan to expel American troops from Turkey (Erdogan previously wanted to do this).
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Washington does not understand consequences of Soleimani's killing The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday that Trump had ordered the attack that killed Soleimani and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Iran's top "shadow commander" was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more, the State Department said.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 8, 2019
Europe is in big trouble It must be recognized that NATO violates Treaties. Caught by both a need to redress its military weakness in the east and by the risk of aggravating Russia further and with it the prospect of actual conflict, NATO can't articulate just what the nature of its current stand-off with Russia.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 7, 2019
Who will pay for training of a new Lithuanian Armed Forces The Lithuanian government has approved plans to increase the size of the military, reports the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense. On Wednesday, the government authorized the ministry's personnel increase plan for 2019 to 2028, which implements the National Defense System Development Program from 2018. The programs are designed to fund the synchronization of personnel, modernization and infrastructure development requirements.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 16, 2019
US nuclear provocation in Europe is real In the near future, the Baltic states and a several European countries may become victims of the game of "nuclear potentials" of the United States and Russia.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Is NATO military exercise the choice of the Baltics? Around 1,000 NATO soldiers from Albania, the Czech Republic, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, the U.S. and Germany are taking part in the exercises.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 23, 2019
In Latvia during military exercises shells fell 150 metres from private houses In Latvia, Ādaži County, during military exercises anti-tank shells flying outside of the ground fell 150 metres from residential houses.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 27, 2019
US intermediate-range ballistic missile could be deployed on Guam Russia has called on the United States to resume bilateral efforts towards nuclear disarmament and stop fueling speculations about the possibility of a limited nuclear war, as both countries are poised to leave a crucial Cold War-era arms control treaty.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The first step towards a permanent US base in Poland NATO confirmed it plans a storage facility for US military equipment in Poland, as the alliance steps up its defences in the face of increased Russian assertiveness. The Wall Street Journal reported that the $260 million facility will be located in Powidz, some 200 km (120 miles) west of Warsaw, and will house armoured vehicles, ammunition and weapons for a brigade.

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