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Monday, 22.09.2014, 07:14
Major General Jonas Zukas, Lithuania's chief of defence, is convinced that headquarters responsible for the coordination of arrival of NATO rapid response forces will be established in Lithuania already in 2014, informs LETA/ELTA.
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President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with the leadership of Lithuanian Riflemen's Union to discuss the importance of the organisation in the light of escalating geopolitical situation and its readiness to defend the country, reports LETA/ELTA.
Two candidates have responded to the Road Traffic Safety Directorate's open tender for the procurement of 20 stationary speed cameras in Latvia, the directorate informed LETA.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has revealed that during one of his recent conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader had threatened to him that ''I could capture Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest within two days if I wanted to'', informs LETA/UNIAN.
Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis (Greens/Farmers) announced after a Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee meeting yesterday that the Baltic air-policing mission will cost Latvia EUR 3 million in 2015, informs LETA.
On Monday, Lithuanian rime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with Italian Senator and country's former Prime Minister, Mario Monti, to discuss Lithuanian-Italian economic cooperation and security policy, as well as the cooperation in international organizations, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to the press service of the prime minister.
Estonian Chamber of Commerce, Employers' Confederation, the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Forces concluded on Monday a good will and cooperation agreement, which aims to highlight the wish of companies and employers to contribute to the Estonian national defence, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.