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"NATO experts have been working closely with the Lithuanian authorities, sharing information, analysis and experience of countering hybrid threats. NATO continues to stand in solidarity with Lithuania and we will remain in close contact about security issues in the region. NATO will continue to monitor the situation on the Belarus border, which is putting migratory pressure on our Allies Lithuania, Latvia and Poland ," said Michael Ruhle, Head of NATO-led Counter Hybrid Support Team. Today, the team he led concluded its work in Lithuania, where it spent nearly a couple of weeks analysing hybrid aggression against Lithuania.

 
 Remains of World War II soldiers discovered in Lithuania repatriated to the United States
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Searched for for nearly eight decades, eventually located in Lithuania, remains of U.S. airmen were transferred to Nebraska on September 16. The final DNA testing will be completed at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s (DPAA) lab in Offutt Air Force Base and then the remains will be returned to next of kin.

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 The JEF military capability significantly contributes to the security in our region, says Vice Minister of National Defence M. Abukevičius
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On September 14–15 Vice Minister of National Defence Margiris Abukevičius attended a UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force Permanent Secretary meeting in London where regional security situation, JEF capability development and strategic issues were addressed.

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 Vice Minister V. Semeška attended defence industry conference, met with allied delegations
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On September 14–16 Vice Minister of National Defence Vilius Semeška and representatives of the Defence Materiel Agency under the MoD travelled to in London to attend the defence and security trade exhibition Defence and Security Equipment International, DSEI 2021, to see the cutting-edge defence industry technology introduced by NATO and EU manufacturers.

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 Football team of the Ministry of National Defence defeated foreign Defence Attaché team in a friendly match
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September 14, following an annual tradition, a friendly football game was held by the International Relations and Operations Group of the Ministry of National Defence at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Headquarters Battalion. The MoD football team tried to match with the team of foreign Defence Attachés accredited to Lithuania.

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 Lithuanian officers visit Exercise Zapad 2021
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At the invitation of Belarus, two officers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and a representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) are observing practical force action phase of the strategic Belarusian-Russian Exercise Zapad 2021 in one of the training areas in Brest on September 15–17.

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 The hybrid attack teaches us all a valuable lesson, says A. Anušauskas after meeting with the Baltic and Polish colleagues
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September 13, Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas visited Latvia to discuss regional security and defence with Baltic and Polish counterparts and Minsters of Foreign Affairs at a meeting in Riga. The eight meeting Minsters addressed the running challenges the region faced, the response to the hybrid operation waged by the Lukashenko regime, and Exercise Zapad 2021. According to A. Anušauskas, the illegal migrant border crossing crisis caused by the hybrid operation teaches valuable lessons.

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