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On June 19 Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Mcvey was accredited as the new Defence Attaché of the United States to Lithuania and Colonel Jeffrey L. Jennette was farewelled at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

 
 Minister R. Karoblis met with US defence and security officials
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On June 12-14 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis met with  US Congressmen and Senators, US Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, Assistant Secretary of Defence for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflicts Owen West, representatives of the US National Security Council, and other high-ranking US officials while on a visit in the United States.  The meetings addressed regional security issues, priorities of the Baltic states in the upcoming NATO Summit,  further Lithuanian-US cooperation in defence area.

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 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on June 11-17, 2018
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On June 11-17 NATO fighter jets conducting the Air Policing Mission over the Baltic states were scrambled six times to identify and intercept Russian Federation aircraft flying in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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 New US Defence Attaché accredited to Lithuania
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On June 19 Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Mcvey will be accredited as the new Defence Attaché of the United States to Lithuania and Colonel Jeffrey L. Jennette farewelled at a ceremony at the Ministry of National Defence.

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 King of the Netherlands visited Dutch military personnel in Rukla
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On June 15 His Majesty King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander met with Dutch soldiers serving in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Rukla while conducting a state visit in Lithuania.  His Majesty was escorted by President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas during the visit to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla.

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 Minister R. Karoblis invites to demonstrate unwavering transatlantic solidarity
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"The most essential goal of the upcoming NATO Summit is to make the strong transatlantic allied solidarity as apparent to the world as possible,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on June 13 at a conference in Washington, US. According to Minister, the success of the NATO Summit will depend not only on what will be laid down in the documents but also on the message the allied leaders will send out.

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 King of the Netherlands to meet with Dutch soldiers deployed in Lithuania in Rukla
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On June 15 His Majesty King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander while conducting a state visit in Lithuania will meet with Dutch soldiers serving in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Rukla.  His Majesty will be escorted by President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Dalia Grybauskaitė, Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Jonas Vytautas Žukas during the visit to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla.

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