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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 16, 2019
What threatens Lithuania in 2019 As we know, National security Threat Assessment by the state security Department of the Republic of Lithuania (VsD) and the second investigation Department under the Ministry of national Defence (AOTD) has been presented to the public last week in accordance with the Articles 8 and 26 of the law on intelligence of the Republic of Lithuania.
old fire truck, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 25, 2019
Doctors and firefighters take to the streets in the Baltics The past few weeks in the news from the Baltic States have been particularly troubling. Lithuanian firefighters protested against poor financing of the fire and rescue service outside the Lithuanian government building. Meanwhile, doctors continue to protest against medical staff low salaries in Latvia.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 29, 2018
NATO uses snake to defeat Russia Andrzej Duda's first visit to the White House included one-on-one talks with Donald Trump on security in central Europe and on strengthening the U.S. military presence in the region, which is worried about intensifying Russian military activity. Poland has been seeking for increase in the number of U.S. troops stationed in its territory since early 2017.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 30, 2019
New Era of Anti-Russian Policy Begins In EU Valdis Dombrovskis, former Prime Minister of Latvia, has become a Vice President of the European Commission for Economic Affairs after the redistribution of authorities in EU structures this week. He will control the preservation of sanctions against Russia. This situation is a dream of politicians from the Baltic States.
The Freedom Monument was erected in Riga in 1935 to honor the troops who died in the Latvian War of Independence between 1918 and 1920. It's one of the most important monuments in the country and a traditional venue for official ceremonies and public gath, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 1, 2019
Dressed in NATO uniform criminals operate in the Baltic States The media and society for a few years have been discussing a lot of incidents related to the moral features of NATO soldiers and the crimes they commit. Soldiers are being accused of using and transporting drugs, violence against civilians, and violations of discipline.
Refueling a B-52 Stratofortress, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 1, 2019
Russia has a problem in the Baltics The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, signed a letter of intent to withdraw from The Treaty on Open Skies this week, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources in the White House.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 21, 2020
Washington prepares Europe for war As you know, large-scale NATO maneuvers Defender-Europe 20 will soon begin. Nearly 40 thousand troops will take part in the exercise. The exercise will be held in 10 European countries, including Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Germany.
US, allied partners patrol, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Russia's plan: protect or attack? A special report entitled "Security in the Eastern Baltic" by the Russian Association of Baltic Studies (RABS) was presented on Tuesday.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 17, 2019
Baltic States use sanctions as a part of politics On October, 10, leader of the Polish Peasant Party Vladislav Kosinyak-Kamysh called for the lifting of economic sanctions against Russia, but at the same time maintaining of political ones.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 28, 2019
Requiem for the nuclear free world This week was remembered for a remarkable date. So, 50 years ago the US and the USSR ratified The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT. This document on strategic stability has reliably kept the peace for a long time. Experts call the date a "sad anniversary" and believe that many points of the agreement are not implemented.
The Third World War, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2020
What is the real goal of NATO in the Baltics? U.S. will transfer 2,000 troops and military equipment to Poland. Military infrastructure of NATO continues to be deployed in the Baltic States. The main opponent of the Alliance is Russia.
Russian Tank T-80, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 1, 2019
The US Sells "Fear" to Europe The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has considered several options for the outcome of the military conflict between Russia and Europe if the US withdraws from NATO.
Saber Strike 2017, Baltic States, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 30, 2019
Baltic countries can collapse like the USSR The Baltic countries are intensively increasing their military power. This is evidenced by information from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). At the end of 2018 Lithuania and Latvia were in the top ten countries in the world which demonstrate the highest rates of defence spending.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 27, 2019
New Lithuanian budget: despair and chaos Last week Lithuanian parliament adopted the state budget for 2020. The main financial document of the state was approved by the majority of voters.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 28, 2020
Bundestag called to suspend Defender-Europe 20 This week was marked by a lot of sad news about the spread of coronavirus in different parts of the world. And Germany was no exception.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 1, 2019
The Baltic countries are the "Westworld" for NATO soldiers Road accidents, fighting in the streets and in bars, broken shop windows and cars, mountains of garbage, sexual harassment - this is the "Westworld" for NATO soldiers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
NATO on Russia's border, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 11, 2019
Russian "Aggression" on NATO's Border A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 14, 2020
U.S. military presence in Europe will be paid by European taxpayers As it was reported, the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI), aimed to strengthen the American military presence on the eastern borders of NATO, will lose about a quarter of its funding in 2021.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The Baltics with ships, but without electricity It became known yesterday that Lithuania will acquire a rescue vessel for the naval forces worth about 40 million euros. "The contract with the winner of the tender for the construction of the vessel is planned to be signed in December of this year," the ministry said. A preliminary cost estimate is 39.4 million euros.
The Baltic Sea and surrounding countries, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The Baltic States are on the brink of destruction Why does the United States need the Baltics and what threatens these countries with an increasing of the American military presence?
The Baltic Sea and surrounding countries, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 15, 2019
Who really flexes muscles in Baltic region? Large-scale NATO manoeuvres "Iron Wolf 2019" (Gelezinis Vilkas 2019) in Lithuania started on 8 June. Military personnel from the USA, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Estonia also take part in addition to the Lithuanian soldiers. Some of them are members of the forward-based NATO battalion stationed in Lithuania.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2020
Baltic States are desperate to increase their influence in Europe The United States and the European Union harshly condemned the incumbent the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko for the situation with the riots and supported the protesters.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 27, 2018
NATO provokes the military crisis in The Baltic States As we know, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill last week. This document contains the provision for changing the mandate of the NATO policing mission in the Baltic States.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 28, 2019
The Baltics buy gas from Russia, despite Washington's discontent According to the EU Council, it was decided on 27 of June to extend the economic sanctions imposed on Russia in certain sectors until the end of January next year.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 21, 2019
Small Baltic battalions for a big war Allies implemented the 2016 Warsaw Summit decisions to establish NATO's forward presence in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) and to develop presence in the Black Sea region. In general, the Alliance has decided to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 9, 2020
New DEFENDER Europe 20 exercise is a new wave of COVID-19 On Thursday (5th of June), at the Drawsko Land Forces Training Center, the Polish-U.S. DEFENDER Europe 20 Plus exercise has started. Nearly 6,000 Polish and U.S. soldiers and around 2,000 pieces of equipment participate in this exercise: tanks, combat vehicles, artillery, missiles and aviation are being used. Exercise will last until June 18 this year.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 12, 2020
New World War - Trump tries to leave his mark on history It seems that the current president of America is trying hard to leave his mark on world history. Unfortunately, he has failed to make anything really useful. That is why, Donald Trump made the main goal of his presidential term unleashing of the military conflicts in all corners of the globe.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Baltic suicide: How Washington recruits the guerrillas Eventually, the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have nothing to object to NATO's plans of turning their countries just into battlefields. And they even don't care how much people will die for their ambitions.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 7, 2020
The U.S. conquers new territories in Europe The deputy of the Latvian parliament Nikolay Kabanov spoke this week about the plans of the government to allocate territory in the suburbs of Riga under the U.S. military base. According to him, the Parliament was expelled from the decision-making process.
NATO on Russia's border.  Saber Strike 2017, Baltic States, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 31, 2019
The way NATO controls the armed forces of the Baltics In accordance with mass media resources, the headquarters of the international division "North" (HQ MND N) has begun to work lately at the Ādaži military base near Riga (Latvia). This divisional HQ includes combat units of Latvia, Denmark and Estonia.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2020
New Latvian government worked for a year - what are the results? January 23 marks the year since the new government began to work. Let's see what the results are. Summing up the results of the first year of work, the Prime Minister Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš noted that the government coalition "feels strong."
Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks at a Press Conference at the NATO Ministerial, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 27, 2020
Further stationing of foreign troops in Lithuania puts at risk national military personnel and locals Lithuanian ministry of defence can not cope with the spread of a dangerous COVID-19 among military. The MOD confirmed on Wednesday that eight troops from allies countries stationed in Lithuania as part of an international NATO battalion have tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Michigan National Guard, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The Baltic States and sold freedom Military personnel from Latvia and Lithuania are participating in joint exercise with the U.S. Northern Strike2020. Northern Strike 20 is held July 19-31 at Michigan's National All-Domain Warfighting Center, encompassing Camp Grayling Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.
NATO Spotterday, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 26, 2018
NATO occupation of the Baltic sky NATO fighter aircraft conducting Air Policing Mission the in the Baltic states were scrambled once to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation over the Baltic Sea, according to the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania last week.
Latvia, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2020
Riga blames Moscow for destroying Latvian transit The Latvian Ministry of Transport has published transit industry statistics this week. These figures show the total collapse of the transit sector of the economy.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Lithuania teaches Ukraine how to kill As we know, Lithuanian military instructors have been taking part in the training of personnel for Ukrainian soldiers since 2014. Specialists from Lithuania participate in training programs independently or together with instructors from the USA, Great Britain, Canada and Poland.
Planting the flag of .NATO. in the Baltic States, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 8, 2020
The Baltics are Satilite States of NATO The militarization of the Baltic States continues. Defense spending grows and military infrastructure is being developed. Even in the context of COVID-19, the Baltic authorities are ready to conduct large-scale NATO military exercises. And nobody cares about the opinion of local residents on this matter.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 24, 2020
Rehearsal of world war is coming The leaders of the Baltic countries have been carrying out large-scale militarization of the region under the pretext of protection against the Russian threat over the past few years. NATO Warsaw Summit participants decided in June 2016 to deploy multinational battle groups in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 29, 2018
NATO soldiers in the Baltics -- thugs or defenders? By the way, all information on drunken debauches of NATO soldiers is being kept secret. Thugs are being just expelled from the Baltic countries to their homeland.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 18, 2020
NATO destroys the image of the Baltic armed forces The leaders of the Baltic countries are less worried about the security of their countries, preferring to delegate this responsibility to NATO and the European Union. The situation is that politicians agree to militarize the Baltic region, because they will not fight on the battlefield in case of military conflict.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Washington prepares the Baltics for war Nato and Russia in the Baltics States make their policy and prepare all world for a war
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 27, 2020
Defenders cannot defend themselves against coronavirus European countries are strengthening measures to combat the spreading of COVID-19 virus. The United States suspended passenger links with all of Europe, and Norway completed the Cold Response 2020 NATO exercise ahead of schedule.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Baltic countries are begging troops from Washington "Washington intends to relocate 9,500 U.S. troops from Germany to two different countries by the end of September" said U.S. President Donald Trump in his interview with the Washington Post last week. Poland is already in line to receive some of these troops. The second one will be a country that fulfills obligations to finance defense forces in the amount of GDP 2%.
Belarus protests grow., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Lithuania fears military conflict Belarus, where political protests have not subsided, keeps European countries "awake" during last several weeks. The fact that the Lithuania-Belarus border is almost 679 km in length gives Vilnius cause to worry. Lithuania does not only simply follow the situation in Belarus, but to some extent tries to influence Belarus population putting itself in danger.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 30, 2020
Baltic countries are on the verge of state bankruptcy The coronavirus pandemic spreads throughout the world. And its victims are not only people, but also the economies of states.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 31, 2020
Washington continues to take care of the Baltic States The United States will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Wednesday.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 28, 2018
What does Ukraine mean for US? US is turning Ukraine into an instrument of struggle with Russia. At the same time, Kiev is a very convenient option. The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine is beneficial to the United States for several reasons.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 4, 2019
The Biggest Failure Of Dragon 2019 The exercise Dragon 2019 is one of the largest exercises in Poland and is held every two years. In June of this year the head of the exercise will be General Jaroslav Mika, commander-in-chief of the Polish armed forces.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 14, 2019
The price of NATO-Russia contention Nowadays, tensions between the main political forces of the world are growing. Tightness in relations between the United States and Russia is observed in the political, economic and military spheres.
Training Soldiers, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 30, 2020
Baltic States became unsafe A lot of conflicts with the participation of the Alliance's troops constantly arise in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland. The streets of the Baltic cities become unsafe for ordinary people because of shooting in the streets, broken fences, desecration of state symbols and beating of local residents. All these things have become a sign of NATO presence in the region.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Baltic sky sold to NATO NATO systematically accompanies Russian aircraft over the Baltics. At the same time, the Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly stated that all flights that had been carried out strictly complied with international rules for the use of airspace over neutral waters, without violating other state's borders.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2018
The Baltic States are tired of NATO exercises NATO troops practiced actions aimed to protect the Suwalki corridor. This stretch of about 100 kilometers is bordered by Lithuania and Poland. Such a corridor could serve as an excellent route for the transfer of Russian troops to the Kaliningrad region in case of armed conflict between Russia and NATO. In addition, the offensive actions of Alliance forces to capture Kaliningrad were worked out during Saber Strike exercise.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 1, 2019
Is Russia a real threat to the Baltics? The working dinner will be attended by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix. They will present to the Ministers the work the organisations under their lead are doing on Women, Peace and Security and discuss further cooperation with the EU.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 31, 2019
Mr. Trump - the master of the Baltics NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that US President Donald Trump's regular complaints about the alliance had not undermined it adding that his criticism on defense spending was having a positive impact. Trump has frequently blasted members of the 29-nation western security partnership for not paying more into their national defense budgets, the AFP news agency reports.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 1, 2019
Lithuania will celebrate the anniversary of its occupation in February As we know, NATO member states decided to enhance the Alliance's presence in the Baltic states and Poland with four multinational battalion-size groups in July 2016. This move was intended to strengthen NATO's deterrence and defense posture.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Independent Europe depends on the US Despite the "peaceful goals", it is quite obvious, that US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (formally, Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles) is another step toward a new arms race and confrontation with Russia.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 7, 2019
Ukraine is a stone of discord for the US and Lithuania The Lithuanian government has decided in February to donate Soviet-made light small arms ammunition to the Ukraine Ministry of Defence (MoD). Worth €255,000 and transferred on a non-reimbursable basis, the ammunition can be used in automatic rifles, machine-guns to ensure national security and defence.

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