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On May 19 the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) meeting was held in Brussels (Belgium) where Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and other Chiefs of Defence of the European Union discussed EU military operations, military capacity building and other relvenat issues.

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Nordic Chiefs of Defence will meet in Denmark to discuss security and defence cooperation

On May 27-28 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas will attend an annual Nordic Chiefs of Defence (CHODs) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark's, Estonia's, Iceland's, Latvia's, Poland's, Lithuania's, Norway's, Finland's and Sweden's CHODs will gather at the invitation of Commander of the U.S. European Command and Chief of Defence of Denmark to discuss regional security and defence cooperation.

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Largest national exercise this year Lightning Bolt 2015 was declared closed

On May 21 the largest national exercise Lithuania held this year, Lightning Bolt 2015, was declared closed. The first of the kind, the exercise tested various of types of situations - a speedy mobilisation of the Lithuanian reserve, actions in case of a hybrid warfare and terrorist attacks, and tactical training.

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NATO Military Committee meeting focussed on strengthening reassurance on the eastern flank of the Alliance

On May 20-21 NATO Military Committee (MC) addressed changes in the security situation and their implications for the Alliance, implementation of the NATO Readiness Action Plan (RAP), NATO operations, cooperation with partners, and preparations for the NATO Summit in Warsaw to be held next summer at a meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

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NATO Chiefs of Defence will gather in Brussels to discuss security issues

On May 20-21 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, his NATO counterparts and NATO leadership will discuss security situation, implementation of the NATO Readiness Action Plan (RAP), NATO operations in Afghanistan and Kosovo, and cooperation with partners at a NATO Military Committee (MC) meeting in Brussels, Belgium.

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Phase II of the national exercise Lightning Bolt 2015 will certify national Response Force

On May 4 phase II begins in the national Exercise Lightning Bolt 2015. Members of the Lithuanian Armed Forces will cooperate with officers of the Ministry of the Interior, the training event will also certify the national Response Force. The field training exercise which will be running till May 10 is based on a scenario where situation requires more capabilities than the Ministry of the Interior has to offer and the Response Force of the Lithuanian Armed Forces needs to be deployed.

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Baltic nations will step up defence cooperation with Poland, defence plans will be coordinated

On April 27-28 Chiefs of Defence of the three Baltic States, Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas (Lithuania), Lieutenant General Riho Terras (Estonia) and Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube (Latvia), discussed relevant issues of security and defence cooperation of the Baltic region at a meeting in Palanga.

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