Posts tagged as Raimundas Karoblis

Lithuania bids to host EU cyber-centre

By Andrew Rettman on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Lithuania wants a new EU cyber-security centre to hang its flag in a historic TV tower in Vilnius, on one of Europe’s modern front lines. The European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology, and Research Competence Centre (ECCC) is to help EU capitals and institutions defend themselves and the single market against outside threats when it starts work in 2021. Lithuania is bidding against Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, and Spain to host…

Lithuanian defence minister calls for permanent US troop presence

Monday, November 16, 2020

During his visit to the United States, Lithuania’s Acting Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis called for a permanent presence of US troops in the country. “We would like the US to consider Lithuania as a place for permanent deployment, therefore, we are investing in infrastructure to create the conditions for their deployment,” Karoblis said in the meeting with his US counterpart, Acting Secretary of Defence Christopher C Miller. A second rotational…

Colonel nominated to lead Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has nominated Colonel Albertas Dapkus to lead the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union, a state-supported civilian paramilitary organisation. Founded in 1919, Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union was active in the wars of independence and the anti-Soviet partisan movement. Its membership has grown since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the war in Ukraine. The number of riflemen now stands at around 12,000, according to the minister. The average…

Provocation against NATO in Lithuania failed, says NATO chief

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A fake letter announcing the alleged withdrawal of allied troops from Lithuania showed state and non-state actors are trying to capitalise on the Covid-19 crisis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis received the fake email that appeared to be from the NATO chief. It was also sent to the Lithuanian media and addresses at the main NATO headquarters in Brussels. “[The letter] demonstrates…

Lithuanian MoD briefs parliament on possible military deployment to Syria

Friday, October 11, 2019

Lithuania’s Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis briefed members of the Lithuanian parliament on Wednesday about a possible troop deployment to Syria. The meeting behind closed doors between the defence minister and the Seimas leadership was not pre-announced and held in a secure briefing room. Deputy Speaker of the Seimas Arvydas Nekrošius told BNS that the minister “submitted information to the Board of the Seimas about military missions than need…

President of the Republic of Lithuania to visit Lithuanian military personnel in Rukla

Monday, September 16, 2019

On September 17 President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Gitanas Nausėda will pay a visit to Rukla and meet with Lithuanian troops. The President will be accompanied by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Valdemaras Rupšys. The Head of State will familiarise with the armed forces units of Rukla Garrison and tasks of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group…

US led air defense exercise “Rapid Forge” starts in Baltics

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

On 16th July U. S. Air Force aircrafts F-15E and C-130 landed at the Siauliai Air Base Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai to take part in the U.S. led Operation Rapid Forge, regional air defense exercise. “Exercise Rapid Forge sends a strong signal of commitment of the US to defend Baltic States and Lithuania in increasingly complex security environment”, acting Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis says. Rapid Forge is a joint exercise…

Security cooperation of Lithuania and Montenegro discussed

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On June 18 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis discussed matters of bilateral security cooperation, shared information on security challenges faced the Baltic and the Balkan regions and regional security situation at a meeting with Vice President of the Parliament of Montenegro Genci Nimanbegu and delegation of members of the Montenegro-Lithuania Parliamentary Friendship Group. “We appreciate Montenegro’s contribution to the security in the Baltic region. Deployment of Montenegrin military personnel…

Lithuanian defmin says decisions on Huawei technologies must be made at NATO, EU level

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis says decisions on the use of Huawei technologies in the development of Lithuania’s fifth generation, or 5G, network have to be made at the NATO and EU level. “The issue 5G communications should be international. Discussions on the aspects of cybersecurity and communications security are underway at the NATO level and in the European Union,” he told Ziniu Radijas on Tuesday morning. Following NATO allies’ decision not to work with Huawei,…

Minister of Defence R.Karoblis attend celebration of Poland’s 20th anniversary in NATO

Friday, May 3, 2019

On May 3 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will observe May 3rd Constitution and NATO 20th Anniversary Parade in Poland. Soldiers and a flag group of the Honour Guard Company of the Lithuanian Armed Forces will march in the parade alongside soldiers of Poland and other NATO allies. “There is no ambiguity that Poland is one of the key security and defence partners of Lithuania. We are parts of…