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  • 3 weeks ago
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    NATO troops in Lithuania neglect Covid-19 quarantine rules

    Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Lithuania. According to the battalion spokesman, the infected soldiers are from Norway, and the unit has been placed under lockdown. “We are confirming that Covid-19 had been detected in the Battlegroup during last weekend. The Battlegroup’s German commander decided therefore to put all soldiers in Rukla on lockdown until contact traces are completed,” Lieutenant Colonel Stephan-Thomas Klose told. It ...

  • 1 month ago
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    Lithuanian soldiers have no privileges in their own country | The Baltic Word

    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. The Army and Airforce Exchange Service, now known as the Exchange, has a mission to “go where you go to improve your quality of life through the goods…

  • 1 month ago
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    Baltic States may be left without NATO support | The Baltic Word

    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. “The country that provides the capabilities also provides the funding. So,…

  • 2 months ago
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    American Bad Boys are coming to Lithuania

    The United States deployed 500 troops to Lithuania in October 2019 https://balticword.eu

  • 2 months ago
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  • 2 months ago
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    NATO makes Lithuanians weak

    Lithuania continues increasing its defence expenditures, conducting large-scale military drills, buying new armament, building new infrastructure, but forgets about Lithuanians... https://balticword.com

  • 2 months ago
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    U.S. agenda in Baltics

    The Baltic States remain highly dependent on the US foreign policy. Therefore, the leadership of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia anticipated the results of the presidential elections with impatience and trepidation. Obviously, Trump’s rhetoric was troubling for countries on NATO’s Eastern frontier.On the contrary, new elected Biden took over the presidency with more personal knowledge of foreign policy and a competent team. What Biden's election means for the Baltics? https://balticword.com

  • 2 months ago
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    U.S.-Russia contradictions threaten the Baltic States | The Baltic Word

    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. Thus, the international security system has become unstable due to the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range…

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  • 2 months ago
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    How the Baltic States will survive without U.S. help | The Baltic Word

    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. The United States partly…

  • 5 months ago
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    Law and double standards in Baltic States | The Baltic Word

    Unlike soldiers of the national armed forces, foreign soldiers in the Baltic States have a number of benefits – they enjoy legal immunity.

  • 6 months ago
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    Germany continues to expand its military presence in Lithuania | The Baltic Word

    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

  • 7 months ago
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    Baltic States at the epicenter of military exercises | The Baltic Word

    The Baltic States have become the scene of NATO military actions especially aimed at provoking Russia and Belarus.

  • 7 months ago
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    Lithuania blocks the development of its own economy | The Baltic Word

    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.

  • 7 months ago
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    NATO in crisis | The Baltic Word

    NATO's Secretary General met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday against a backdrop of challenges for the transatlantic military alliance, rising tensions in Europe and a political crisis in Belarus.

  • 7 months ago
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    Belarus protest' supporters in Lithuania are in danger of COVID-19 | The Baltic Word

    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.

  • 8 months ago
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    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. It is well known that Lithuanian authorities intend to increase the number of servicemen of the Lithuanian Armed Forces by 25%. From 2020, it is planned that their number will increase from 20,790 to 26,850 by 2024. The political crisis in neighboring Belarus and milita...

  • 12 months ago
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    Opinion: Fake news or hidden truth in Lithuania - The Baltic Word

    Opinion - Opinion: Fake news or hidden truth in Lithuania Fake news or hidden truth in Lithuania