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  Large-scale exercises with the US participation started in Lithuania

2014 05 20

Large-scale tactical field training exercise under the name "Black Arrow" with the participation of the infantry brigade "The Iron Wolf" and the US airborne brigade started in Lithuania, informed portal DELFI.

"The Iron Wolf" brigade is the core unit of the Lithuanian infantry forces, and according to the military, the forthcoming exercise will be the largest this year. The training will involve about one and a half thousand servicemen, including a unit of American soldiers (some 150 people). They are based in Lithuania since the end of April and are seconded from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in the Italian city of Vicenza.
The exercises are part of the NATO training program developed in the countries bordering Ukraine. The Pentagon has repeatedly stressed that it demonstrates strong support of the United States to its allies in the face of crisis in Ukraine. Earlier, in April, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Estonia appealed to the NATO and the U.S. requesting to strengthen military presence on their territories in connection with the crisis in Ukraine.

Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from “Lenta.ru” of12 05 2014

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (4)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (5)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (3)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (1)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (1)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.



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