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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).
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 24, 2019 US to build military bases in Lithuania
This week the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania held the public presentation for interested business representatives concerning procurement documents related to the Public-Private Partnership projects for building three new military facilities in Šiauliai town, and regions of Šilalė and Vilnius.
(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.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, January 18, 2019 US exit from NATO
Last year, US President Donald Trump suggested a move tantamount to destroying NATO: the withdrawal of the United States. over the course of 2018, Mr. Trump several times privately said he wanted to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 10, 2018 NATO Doesn't Want To Protect Baltics
NATO soldiers don't want to be anywhere near the epicenter of a possible military conflict in the Baltic states. They know they could quickly become the ones who need saving, not the ones who must do the protecting.
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.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 2, 2019 American "Trojan horse" in Poland and Baltic states
The confrontation between East and West threatens potential war between the United States and Russia. In this case, the Baltic countries, Poland can become a battlefield between West and East.
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.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 1, 2019 US General: Polish army would be sacrificed
On the occasion of receiving the prize of the Great Gala of Polish Business Business Club Leaders, General Ben Hodges spoke on the subject of the Central Communication Port.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
SHARE Tuesday, October 2, 2018 NATO and Russia: mutual accusations
NATO will conduct 'Anakonda 2018' exercise in Poland and more than 100 thousand soldiers are expected to participate. NATO countries and the NATO partner countries will participate in the war exercises along with Poland. Poland is deploying around 20,000 soldiers for this exercise. Other than this, there will be 5,000 armoured vehicles, tanks, heavy artillery, 150 fighter jets and 45 warships participating in the exercise.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
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.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 30, 2019 NATO soldiers may face obesity
Servicemen of the national armed forces of the Baltic states constantly report the poorer quality of nutrition at mess-halls compared with that of US soldiers.
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.
(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.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 19, 2019 German defence minister: We will stay in Lithuania as long as WE want
On February, 16 in the Republic of Lithuania the celebrations on the occasion of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania were held. The State Restoration Day reminds of the declaration of Lithuania's independence from Germany in 1918. However, today this holiday has lost its relevance, due to the fact that Lithuania again loses its independence.
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 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.
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 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 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Relations between Europe and the US on the brink
Today there are many misunderstandings and questions between the USA and Europe in the political and military spheres. Of course, they are partners, but there are problems. The United States continues to define the rules for relations with Europe in the field of foreign economic relations and in the field of foreign policy. But Europe is trying to stand up for its own interests on all these issues.