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First multinational rotation of the cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began as of early 2020. It is the first standby to be carried out by a CRRT under Lithuania’s lead. Last year a Dutch-led CRRT was on standby.

 
 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders January 13-19, 2020
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On January 13-19, 2020, NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled twice to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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 Ministers of Defence of Lithuania and Latvia discussed regional security
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On January 16 Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis and Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister of Latvia Artis Pabriks discussed over a working lunch topical aspects of security from bilateral and regional point of view, and their countries’ objective to ensure constant exchange of information concerning changes in the security situation.

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 Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defence V. G. Mercado discussed defence cooperation
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On January 16 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karbolis met with Assistant Secretary of Defence for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities Victorino G. Mercado visiting Lithuania. The officials discussed bilateral defence cooperation, absorption of the U.S. security assistance for developing the Baltic states’ defence capabilities, cooperation of acquisitions.

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 National Defence representatives to take part in the Snow Meeting
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On January 16–17 the Lithuanian and foreign security policy experts forum, Snow Meeting, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will take place in Trakai. The 13th edition of the meeting will address security challenges to the transatlantic community and response to them. The meeting will be attended by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas.

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 Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States' borders January 6-12, 2020
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On January 6-12, 2020, NATO fighter aircraft conducting the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were not scrambled to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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 “Path of Life and Death” Tribute Run was held
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On January 11 the international tribute run called “On the path of life and death” was held as a living tradition to honor the defenders of Lithuania’s freedom and in memory of the tragic events that took place 29 years ago. The tribute run is organized to express respect and gratefulness to the 13 January 1991 victims. The event was attended by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis, representatives of the Ministry of National Defence, Lithuanian Armed Forces, and NATO allies – they paid respects to the freedom defenders at Antakalnis Cemetery and greeted participants of the event at the foot of the Vilnius TV Tower.

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