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Information on the contribution of the Lithuanian Armed Forces  to the management of COVID19 spread.   

 
 Colours of the flag of Italy shone on the building of the Ministry of National Defence
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The Ministry of National Defence joined in the initiative of the President of the Republic of Lithuania: in the evening of March 31 the MoD building was lit with colours of the flag of Italy to express solidarity with the country experiencing the highest loss of life to the coronavirus in Europe, numbering over 11,000.

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 Military medics of the NATO Battalion reinforced with equipment and personnel
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On March 29 an additional team of Croatian and German military medics with specialised equipment arrived from Croatia to Lithuania by a special flight to take care of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group personnel who had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders March 23–29, 2020
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On March 23–29, 2020, NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled five times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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 Sixteen years a member of the world’s strongest defensive union – NATO
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On 29 March 2004 Lithuania joined the ranks of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO. Security environment changed significantly over the years, and the Alliance along with it, while Lithuania acquired a position of a full-fledged and reliable ally. Last year we and other allies celebrated the 70th anniversary of NATO.

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 North Macedonia is a new NATO ally
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North Macedonia has become a new member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. On March 27 the country was officially called a full-fledged ally of the newly 30-member Alliance after depositing its entering documents at the U.S. Department of State in Washington.

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 Military medics will treat COVID-19 positive, isolated soldiers of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group
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On March 24 several more COVID-19 cases have been identified in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group (NATO eFP BG) in Rukla. The infected allied soldiers are taken care of by military medical personnel in ad hoc separated quarters in the military territory. They were placed in the premises immediately, for testing for the coronavirus.

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