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“The United States understands that if we do not stop Russia in Ukraine, NATO Allies can be next, including the Baltics. Therefore U.S. and Allied presence in the region remains a key security and defence guarantee in the Baltic region,” Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas states after meeting with Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro and Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth in Washington.

 
 Minister of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to visit Lithuania
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On May 5 Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas will welcome Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, François Bausch visiting Lithuania. Ministers will discuss further military cooperation of the two countries, the security situation, support to Ukraine, and the upcoming NATO Summit in Madrid.

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 The Standing Joint Force HQ deployment to Lithuania is very timely, says Vice Minister of National Defence M. Abukevičius
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At a meeting today, Vice Minister of National Defence Margiris Abukevičius and Commanding Officer of the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force Maj Gen James Morris covered a range of issues – the intensified defence cooperation between Lithuania and the United Kingdom, the security situation in the Baltic region amidst the aggression against Ukraine, the increasing involvement of the United Kingdom in the Baltic region.

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 First joint Lithuanian and U.S. CYBERCOM project ends with success
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Joint operation of Lithuania and the Cyber National Mission Force at United States Cyber Command (U.S. CYBERCOM), Hunt Forward, wrapped in early May several months after its start. Lithuania's first joint project with U.S. CYBERCOM aimed at strengthening real-life interoperability and increasing cyber threat resilience in the most critical networks.

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 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders on April 25 – May 1, 2022
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On April 25 – May 1, fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled 9 times to patrol the Baltic airspace border with the Russian Federation and Belarus and to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea that were flying in violation of international aviation flight rules.

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 Lithuanian arms control inspectors to verify military activity in Finland
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On May 3 through 6 arms control inspectors of the Lithuanian Armed Forces will carry out an inspection of military activities in a designated area in Finland, specifically, the southern part of the country. According to the regulations of the Vienna Document 2011 and data collected on the verification visit, Lithuania will report to other members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on the compliance with the Document regulations witnessed during the inspection in Finland.

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 Russia only recognizes force, so we should be strong, says Vice Minister Ž. Tomkus to the Baltic Assembly
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“Trying to understand Russia It is useless. We have to accept that Europe will not become secure as long as the current regime is in power in Russia. Russia admits itself it only respects force, so we should be strong. We must demonstrate our political, diplomatic, economic and, certainly, military power,” said Vice Minister of National Defence Žilvinas Tomkus at a Security and Defence Committee of the Baltic Assembly meeting in Nida April 28-29.

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