Posts published in Day: January 18, 2021

Belarus nuclear plant near Vilnius taken offline

Monday, January 18, 2021

“Belarusian authorities say the country’s new nuclear power plant has been taken offline during testing procedures after the generator protection system was triggered” – LRT.LT reports with reference to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The article reports that according to a statement of Belarusian Energy Ministry on January 16, at 19:02, Unit 1 at the Astravyets plant was “disconnected from the network after the generator protection system was activated”. This occurred…

Coronavirus: Lithuania’s weekend case count drops to 1,958

Monday, January 18, 2021

LRT.LT reports that Lithuania registered 1,122 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday and 836 on Sunday. As reported in the article – “This marks the first time since early November that the weekend count of new cases has dropped below 2,000. However, the country’s death toll keeps mounting, as Lithuania recorded 28 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday and 26 on Sunday, bringing the country’s total death toll to 2,445.” “The country’s…

Latvia plans to purchase a war hospital

Monday, January 18, 2021

As reported by LSM.LV, January 18 Defense Minister Artis Pabriks told Latvian Television that the Latvian Defense sector is preparing to purchase a military field hospital. Asked about a long-term project in the defense sector – the establishment of a military medical sub-unit – the minister said that there is a plan in this respect, so three things need to be resolved. “This pandemic, as it is commonly in a…

Mayor contemplates low-salt Rīga

Monday, January 18, 2021

“Rīga Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis told Latvian Radio January 18 that although residents dislike slipping-prevention salt coatings on  the streets, it would not be plausible to keep the city sodium-free” – reports LSM.LV. The Transport Department of Rīga City Council has carried out a study, and it is clear that “we cannot do completely without salt”. At the same time, Staķis said that he had asked to do three things to…

Lithuanians scare deployed Fort Hood soldiers

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, January 18, 2021

A Fort Hood-based cavalry officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the region, as it uncased its colors at a ceremony on January 5, Lithuanian and U.S. officials said. The 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment took up position in Lithuania along with its heavy weaponry, including Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles. But who are these soldiers? Do they really deserve to be called…