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June 17, formal ceremony of change of command at the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) took place at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius. Colonel Jakob Søgård Larsen, the first Commander of the NFIU, relinquished the colors, mission and responsibilities of the unit to incoming Commander Colonel Peter Nielsen. The formal ceremony held at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania was attended by representatives of the Minsitry of National Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lithuanian Armed Forces, Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, and Foreign Attachés, Ambassadors of NATO member states to Lithuania, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, and other foreign guests.

 
 Exercise Baltic Fortress 21 – warship maneuvers and defence of land territories
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June 18, after two week of running, international Exercise Baltic Fortress 21 wrapped in Klaipėda. Over 1000 soldiers, 16 warships, and over 100 pieces of other military equipment from seven NATO allies were involved in the international exercise which was held by the Lithuanian Navy this year.

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 Lithuania prepares for the EU cybersecurity certification framework
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On June 17 the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania adopted amendments to the Law on Cyber Security, by which Lithuania took the legal steps necessary for implementation of provisions of the European Union Cybersecurity Act and as of June 28 is creating a collective space together with other EU member states in which the EU cybersecurity certificates will be valid. The amendments to the Law will come into force when signed by the President of the Republic of Lithuania.

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 A. Anušauskas and Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum discussed efforts to strengthen deterrence and defence in the region
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Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas had a meeting with Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum General Jörg Vollmer Thursday. During a visit to the Ministry of National Defence General presented further actions on the course of strengthening the Alliance readiness to ensure collective defence in the region.

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 Possible breach of the Lithuanian airspace recorded
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On June 15 at about 0945 hrs two SU-24 military aircraft of the Russian Federation committed a possible violation of the Lithuanian airspace. The aircraft flew roughly two kilometers into the Lithuanian airspace spending here roughly a minute before leaving.

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 First ever change of command at the NATO Force Integration Unit Lithuania
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First change of command since the inauguration of the NATO Force Integration Unit Lithuania (NFIU LTU) has taken place. Colonel Jakob Sogard Larsen (Danish Armed Forces) farewells Lithuania after having led the NATO unit in Vilnius since 2015.

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 Concerning the incident involving German soldiers

The Ministry of National Defence has been notified about the incident involving German military personnel serving in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Rukla. It is currently being investigated by German authorities.

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