Posts tagged as foreign troops

NATO capabilities in Baltic region

By Antanas Tubelis on Thursday, February 25, 2021

As we can see, militarization in the Baltic States remains at a very high level at present time. But why do our leaders want to invite as many foreign troops as possible? What are the main mission and real capabilities of these troops in the region? Let’s try to figure them out. The Baltic States now are preparing for possible military confrontation because of the “Russian threat”. As we know,…

Foreign troops in Lithuania instead of sovereignty

By Antanas Tubelis on Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Baltic States are doing their best to deepen military cooperation with the United States. For this purpose, they are even ready to lose their sovereignty. The Baltics are not self-sufficient countries from a political point of view. Therefore, they rely on the United States in getting military security and financial support. In return, they provide their territories for the deployment of American military facilities and forces. Leaders of the…

Further stationing of foreign troops in Lithuania puts at risk national military personnel and locals

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lithuanian ministry of defence can not cope with the spread of a dangerous COVID-19 among military. The MOD confirmed (https://kariuomene.kam.lt/en/military_insignia/news_1889/military_medics_will_treat_covid-19_positive_isolated_soldiers_of_the_nato_enhanced_forward_presence_battalion_battle_group.html) on Wendesday that eight troops from allies countries stationed in Lithuania as part of an international NATO battalion have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Unfortunately, these are the only data provided by Vita Ramanauskaite, an adviser to the national defence minister. Lithuanian media was informed only about the number…

Mr. Trump – the master of the Baltics

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, January 31, 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that US President Donald Trump’s regular complaints about the alliance had not undermined it – adding that his criticism on defense spending was having a positive impact. Trump has frequently blasted members of the 29-nation western security partnership for not paying more into their national defense budgets, the AFP news agency reports. He has clearly stated that NATO allies need to invest more.…

Latvia’s safety currently ensured by approximately 1,400 NATO troops

Friday, July 27, 2018

There are approximately 1,400 NATO troops currently stationed in Latvia. There are plans to increase this number, as confirmed by Defence Ministry. 1,300 of those troops – the largest portion of this contingent of foreign troops – belong to the multinational combat group led by Canada. The battalion stationed at Ādaži base includes soldiers from Canada, Albania, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The battalion has at its…