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"We have managed to achieve what we have been aiming at: the NATO Military Committee agreed to establish multinational headquarters in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. This is the piece of military advice the Military Committee will convey to the North Atlantic Council as soon as next month," Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas said after returning from Brussels after the NATO Military Committee meeting of January 21-22.

 

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Chiefs of Defence of Nordics and Baltic countries to meet in Norway
On January 29-30 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas will attend the annual Nordic-Baltic Chiefs of Defence meeting in Kongsvinger (Norway).

 

The Nordic-Baltic CHODs will be discussing security and defence situation in the region, implementation of the NATO Readiness Action Plan, future combined military exercises, perspectives of cooperation in cyber defence, air space surveillance, capacity building, and other areas.

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania discussed cyber and regional NATO security in Estonia

On January 15-16 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas conducted a visit in Estonia where he met with Baltic and Finnish Chiefs of Defence, Director General of the International Military Staff Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper, Director of Plans and Policy Division (International Military Staff) Major General Neeme Väli, United States Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee Lieutenant General David R. Hogg and former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Richard Schireff (retired). The session focussed on the security situation in the Baltic region, NATO cyber defence, air policing mission in the Baltic States, and other points of relevance.

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International winter survival exercise is running at the Hussar Battalion

An international winter survival exercise involving roughly 90 soldiers from Canada, Lithuania, and Hungary is currently running in the King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion, city of Panevėžys and the surrounding area. 74 Hungarian soldiers from the 39th Infantry Battalion of the 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade are honing their skills of surviving complicated and adverse conditions. They are accompanied by 11 members of the King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion. The exercise is conducted by 5 qualified instructors of the Canadian Army with assistance from 2 instructors of the Reconnaissance Course of the Juozas Lukša Training Centre.

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Chief of Staff of the Army of Denmark Major General Hans-Christian Mathiesen will make a visit in Lithuania

On December 10 through 12 Chief of Staff of the Army of Denmark Major General Hans-Christian Mathiesen will be conducting a visit in Lithuania. The Chief of Staff of the Danish Army is arriving in Lithuania at the invitation of the Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force.

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Up to 100 Lithuanian military will carry on with Lithuania's commitments in Afghanistan next year, Chief of Defence of Lithuania says

On December 5 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General and a delegation visited Lithuanian troops serving in the NATO peace support operation in Afghanistan.

 

"Even though NATO's involvement in Afghanistan will be conducted with significantly reduced forces in the framework of a new operation next year, Lithuania will continue contributing to NATO activities in the country and will deploy up to 100 soldiers. This is more than our interest, this is NATO interest, and a result of a high evaluation of our troops," the Chief of Defence asserted.  

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Chief of Defence of Lithuania will visit Lithuanian soldiers serving in Afghanistan

On December 5 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas and his delegation will visit Lithuanian military personnel serving in the multinational mission in Afghanistan.

 

There are roughly 70 Lithuanians deployed in Afghanistan with the multinational allied forces.

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