(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.
SHARE 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.
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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).
SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.