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The Ministry of National Defence made a decision to step up the military contribution to the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan on the basis of requests from NATO and allies.

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Leadership of the French Army visited Lithuania

"We have met with Deputy Commander of the French Army Major General Francisco Soriano conducting a visit in Lithuania. I have extended gratitude for the significant contribution to the security of our country through deployment of a company as part of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group our security. We have also discussed the need and possibilities for further military cooperation between our respective forces, Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys said after the meeting.

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Deputy Commander of the United States European Command Lt Gen Timothy M. Ray heard words of gratitude and expressed expectations in Lithuania

On February 12 Deputy Commander of the United States European Command Lieutenant General Timothy M. Ray paid a visit to Lithuania. In Vilnius the guest met with Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, representatives of the Ministry of National Defence and The Lithuanian Armed Forces Defence Staff.

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Chief of General Staff of Georgia Major General Vladimer Chachibaia conducted formal visit in Lithuania

On February 8 through 10 Chief of General Staff of Georgia Major General Vladimer Chachibaia conducted a formal visit in Lithuania at the invitation of Lithuania's Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Žukas.

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NATO eFP Battalion Battle Group change of command ceremony took place in Rukla

As of February 5 the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania will be under the command of a German officer, Lieutenant Colonel Wolf Rüdiger Otto. He took over as commander of the high-readiness multinational unit from Lieutenant Colonel Thorsten Gensler who had served in the position for six months. The transfer of command ceremony was held together with celebration of the first anniversary of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania at the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Rukla.

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Nordic and Baltic Chiefs of Defence discussed topical security matters and military cooperation in Denmark

On January 31 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant Jonas Vytautas Žukas attended annual Nordic-Baltic Chiefs of Defence meeting in Denmark (Copenhagen). At the meeting Chiefs of Defence of Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Finland and Sweden discussed topical issues of regional security, joint projects of military cooperation and participation in NATO and EU military operations.

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Air Defence Battalion plans to begin cooperation with the 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment of the Czech Air Force

On January 30 - February 1 representatives of the 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment of the Czech Air Force were visiting the Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Force.

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