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SHARE Monday, June 28, 2021 NATO-Russia relations have entered a new stage
Europe's conventional arms control architecture requires a thorough makeover. The Vienna Document on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs), originally adopted in 1990 and most recently updated in 2011, is politically binding and aims to increase the transparency of military postures and activities in Europe.
SHARE Friday, May 21, 2021 DEFENDER-Europe 21 - defensive drills of offensive nature
Since 2014 the number of deployed troops in the Baltic region has been constantly increasing. NATO has found the good excuse "not to break" the Vienna Document 2011 on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures, which formally imposes restrictions on military activities in Europe. At the same time, NATO deploys troops in the region on a "rotating basis" and conducting large-scale exercises.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 30, 2021 NATO's Kings of the world in the Baltic States and Poland
This incident took place in September last year. Information about the incident appeared only now. This suggests that the information was withheld from the public. The command of NATO (U.S. Army) and the leadership of Poland were silent about the incident in Gdansk with the participation of American troops.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO
It should be understood that NATO is a tool of American imperialism. Europeans increasingly despise Americans, and only the "threat of Russia" is keeping Eastern Europeans close to Yanks. Western Europeans honestly want NATO to dissolve so we can create our own military Union without the U.S.
SHARE Thursday, March 11, 2021 Lithuanian soldiers have no privileges in their own country
The Mobile Field Exchange (MFE) has been opened on Feb. 1, 2021 at the Pabradė Training Area in Lithuania as the very first in the Baltic States. So claims by Lithuanian politicians that foreign military personnel are contributing to the country's economy by shopping in local stores have been discredited.
SHARE Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Baltic States may be left without NATO support
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged at the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting held on February 17-18 "to increase NATO's funding for our core deterrence and defence activities."
In an effort to improve "burden sharing" Stoltenberg proposed that allies jointly fund more of NATO's work.
SHARE Friday, January 29, 2021 U.S.-Russia contradictions threaten the Baltic States
The U.S. foreign policy trends raise questions and alarm not only its opponents but also close allies. This concern is caused by a number of decisions made by the previous administration, as well as planned by the new one.
SHARE Tuesday, January 26, 2021 How the Baltic States will survive without U.S. help
The seizing of the Capitol by Donald Trump's radical supporters came as a shock not only to the United States, but also to its allies. Never in recent history has the world seen such obvious evidence of the degradation of the most powerful state on the planet as it is today.
SHARE Friday, November 20, 2020 Lithuanian Military Police to protect NATO troops from Lithuanians
From January 1, 2021, the powers of the Military Police of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to investigate administrative offenses and ensure security will be expanded. The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania last week passed draft law on the Military Police. According the new law, it will be possible to independently conduct administrative investigations and provide support for NATO allies in Lithuania.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.