Tag: Lithuania

NATO Holds Noble Jump Exercises Of VJTF Forces

Russian Hackers Target NATO Smartphones in Eastern Europe

NATO troops stationed near the Russian border have reported that Russian hackers are targeting their smartphones to “gain operational information, gauge troop strength, and intimidate soldiers,” the Wall Street Journal said in a report Wednesday.

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Original Lithuanian Declaration of Independence Discovered in Berlin Archive

VILNIUS (AFP) – A Lithuanian historian on Wednesday claimed to have found a rare original copy of the country’s 1918 act of independence, which reestablished the Baltic state after more than a century of Russian rule. Lithuanian officials responded with cautious applause,

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Thousands of Migrant Children Going Straight Into Govt Care on Arrival

Eastern European migrants are forcing local authorities to spend millions of pounds on providing care for their children in the face of calls for them to be repatriated to their parents’ home countries. The numbers have doubled in the past five years alone,

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NATO Risks Russia Run-In After Deployment Of British Forces To Baltic

Britain’s Defence Secretary has announced another deployment of British forces to Eastern Europe in a move that is sure to further sour relations between Russia and her Western neighbours. Although the deployment is small – 100 men deployed between Poland,

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Baltic Nations Demand UN Security Council Act Against Russia

The Baltic nations used their platforms at the UN Security Council to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the past 20 months, Russia has threatened the three former Soviet republics repeatedly, which has forced the governments to amp up security.

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Estonia to Build Fence on Russian Border

Estonia announced plans to build a fence on their border with Russia for extra protection. In the past year, the former Soviet republic often voiced fears they might be Russia’s next target after the Kremlin targeted Ukraine.

Greece asks U.S. to continue sustainment support for its F-16s

3 Baltic Nations Request Permanent NATO Troop Presence

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The three Baltic countries — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — are asking NATO to permanently deploy ground troops to their nations as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia. The countries’ defense chiefs requested a brigade-size

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Russia Threatens Nuclear Response if West Targets Crimea

A report surfacing after Russia’s celebration of the one-year annexation of Crimea claims Russian officials warned that any Western attempt to reclaim Crimea “would trigger a Russian response, possibly involving nuclear force.”

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U.S. Senators Urge Obama to Arm Ukraine Against Russia

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is leading a group of senators pressuring the White House to send weapons to the Ukrainian army. The war between Ukraine and Russia has killed over 5,000 Ukrainians since the war started in April 2014.