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Lithuania continues to strengthen its military amid Belarus concern

By Adomas Abromaitis on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Lithuania continues to buy American military equipment despite assurances that Belarus has no cause for Lithuanian military buildup concern. Economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many European countries to consider cancelling or delaying their military acquisition programs. This does not apply to Lithuania. It has confirmed that initial deliveries of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) from the U.S. will take place as scheduled in 2021. So,…

Russia defense chief calls Baltic buildup a response to NATO

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Russia will add new tank and missile defense units to its Baltic fleet this year along with more modern weaponry for forces positioned in the vicinity of NATO turf, the country’s defense minister said. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian state media on Wednesday the moves were a response to NATO’s growing presence in and around the Baltics. “We are forced to provide an adequate response, carrying out strategic containment…