Posts tagged as militarization

Citizens of the Baltic States are not happy with foreign military

By Antanas Tubelis on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Militarization of the Baltic region has an increasing impact on the population. NATO exercises in the Baltic States are being carried out one after another. Shooting in the streets, broken fences and beating of locals are the signs of NATO exercises regularly held in the Baltic States. It is well known that the largest NATO exercise “Defender Europe 21”, will soon take place in Europe. The upcoming exercise will cover…

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,…

Latvia concerned about militarization of Crimea

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Latvia is concerned about violations of human rights in the occupied Crimea, in particular the rights of national and ethnic minorities, as well as Russia’s militarization of the Crimean peninsula. Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said this at the ministerial panel discussion “International Response to Human Rights Violations in the Temporarily Occupied Crimea, Ukraine” on February 23, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The situation with human rights violations in the occupied…

Big military budget is a big problem for Lithuanians

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Monday, December 14, 2020

Lithuanian Ministry of Defence recently announced а draft of the Strategic action plan for 2021-2023. The document defines the priority directions of the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ development: maintenance and development of military capabilities; development of critical infrastructure; strengthening deterrence and collective defence; strengthening state cyber security and defence; strengthening strategic intelligence. In addition, the size of the military budget until 2023 was determined. According to the Strategic action plan, two-percent…

Political unrest as a push to militarization of Europe

By Viktors Domburs on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Everybody knows that militarization is not only a political process, but also a financial one. Militarization, is the process by which a society organizes itself for military conflict and violence. As soon as there are indicators of military threat, the government  starts a process. Related activities in case of real threat could prepare a state to repel a military attack, but only if it actually occurs. In case of potential…

Washington continues to take care of the Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, July 31, 2020

The United States will deploy a battalion of troops to Lithuania this autumn for a rotation of more than half a year, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Wednesday. “A battalion is coming from Poland in mid-September for two weeks of training in Pabradė. After a break of several weeks or a month, there are plans to deploy most of the battalion to Pabradė again for up to late June…

The militarization of the Baltic Sea region

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Baltic Sea a SEA OF PEACE The Baltic Sea, our vulnerable inland sea, is one of the most trafficked, fragile and polluted seas in the world. On top of numerous environmental problems, rapidly increasing military threats are present in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the increasing number of permanent troops in the Baltic Sea Region, the number of war exercises has increased. The number of participants and participating…

Baltic independence depends on NATO

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, May 8, 2020

The militarization of the Baltic States continues. Defense spending grows and military infrastructure is being developed. Even in the context of COVID-19, the Baltic authorities are ready to conduct large-scale NATO military exercises. And nobody cares about the opinion of local residents on this matter. That said, NATO ships arrived in Latvia this week to participate in the annual Open Spirit 2020 mine warfare exercise. This exercise is an international…

The Baltics with ships, but without electricity

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 18, 2019

It became known yesterday that Lithuania will acquire a rescue vessel for the naval forces worth about 40 million euros. “The contract with the winner of the tender for the construction of the vessel is planned to be signed in December of this year,” the ministry said. A preliminary cost – 39.4 million euros. Moreover, electricity in Lithuania went up by 23% to 47.4 euro per megawatt-hour last week. Prices…

Europe has changed its mask

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Face” of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed. Europe even does not try any more to wear a mask of past tolerance. Tensions are constantly increasing. Unrest like wildfire is sweeping across Europe. Though riots caused by different events and decisions, political convulsions make Europeans feel uncomfortable. People are tired of being unheard by the authorities. Misunderstanding between ordinary people and authorities is more clearly visible, especially in the so-called…