Posts tagged as Rukla

Two Eritrean refugees relocated to Lithuania under EU scheme

Monday, May 31, 2021

Two refugees have been relocated to Lithuania from Ethiopia under the EU refugee relocation programme. An Eritrean family arrived in Lithuania and is now in quarantine at the Refugee Reception Centre in Rukla. “The decision to relocate them was made in November, but it took a lot of time to receive all documents, do health checks, quarantine, and, therefore, it has taken long,” Evelina Gudžinskaitė, director of Lithuania’s Migration Department,…

NATO troops in Lithuania neglect Covid-19 quarantine rules

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, March 25, 2021

Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Lithuania. According to the battalion spokesman, the infected soldiers are from Norway, and the unit has been placed under lockdown. “We are confirming that Covid-19 had been detected in the Battlegroup during last weekend. The Battlegroup’s German commander decided therefore to put all soldiers in Rukla on lockdown until contact traces are completed,” Lieutenant Colonel Stephan-Thomas Klose…

Change of command took place at the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group at Rukla

Thursday, February 11, 2021

On February 10 the change of command ceremony of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group (eFP BG) in Lithuania took place at Rukla. The incoming eFP BG Lithuania Commander Lt Col Sebastian Hebisch from  the 93rd Panzer Battalion of the German Armed Forces took over the duties from the outgoing LT Col Peer Papenbroock.  The high-readiness multinational eFP BG capability of the Alliance was deployed in Lithuania four years ago as…

Macron’s Russia dialogue to be tested on Baltic trip

Monday, September 28, 2020

When French President Emmanuel Macron flies to Lithuania on Monday for a three-day trip to the Baltics, he will be heading to the frontline of skepticism toward his Russia strategy. His trip, which will also include a visit to Latvia, comes at a particularly tense time between the EU and Moscow. Although the visit was scheduled long before protests erupted in neighboring Belarus, and before the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny (which…

Lithuanian and German Ministers of Defence met in Rukla

Friday, October 11, 2019

“We deeply appreciate Germany’s leadership in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group – it is a substantial contribution to the security in Lithuania and the entire Baltic region,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on October 10 in Rukla, meeting with Minister of Defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer who had come to see German soldiers serving with the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group. “The visit not…

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…

Germany to invest EUR 110 mln into military infrastructure in Lithuania

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis said on Monday he was assured by his visiting German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen that her country would invest 110 million euros into military infrastructure in Lithuania over the upcoming three years. Berlin will also allocate money for the upgrade of the military training area in Pabrade, Svencionys District. “These will be not only investments into Rukla, but also where training takes…

Alert level was heightened at the NAGO eFP Battle Group in Lithuania for training purposes

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Over the recent 24 hours the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group deployed in Rukla had its alert level increased. Staff of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf to which the NATO eFP BG is assigned carried out a readiness check alarm exercise in order to train rapid response procedures. Increased alert level meant NATO eFP BG troops had to move with vehicles and weapons to an assembly area,…

Czech soldiers are joining the NATO enhanced Forward Presence in Lithuania

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Soldiers of the Czech Republic will join the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (NATO eFP) deployed in Lithuania for deterrence and defence as of July 17. Roughly 250 Czech troops will be serving with the NATO eFP stationed in Rukla. “Deployment of Czech forces to Lithuania demonstrates the country’s firm support and NATO solidarity in ensuring security of Lithuania and the Baltic Region. The active allies’ participation in the NATO eFP…