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Sunday, 19.02.2017, 20:38
The United States is not yet ready to cooperate militarily with Russia, Pentagon chief James Mattis said Thursday after Moscow's defense minister called for better ties, writes LETA accorging AFP information.
Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Security
In order to help strengthen Latvia's security, Spain will send six Leopard 2e tanks to Latvia as part of the Canadian-led NATO battalion, which is the first time Spain has sent these types of tanks outside of the country, writes LETA.
The Seimas on Tuesday launched the procedure of ratification of Lithuania's agreement with the United States on the status of American troops in Lithuania.
Expecting growth in flight and, consequently, in passenger numbers in 2017, already in the second half of March Riga International Airport will open its expanded security controls area with nine security control lines, Laura Karnite, head of the Communication Riga International Airport told BC.
Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has decided that Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas, who was suspended several months ago due to an investigation, cannot return to his duties after the probe has been completed, reports LETA/BNS.
The government is due to decide next Tuesday, February 14, on a proposal to appoint Brigadier General Ivo Mogilnijs as the next Commander of the Joint Headquarters of the Latvian National Armed Forces, writes LETA.
The threat of a direct Russian military attack on NATO member state is low in 2017, but it cannot be ruled out, Mikk Marran, the director general of Estonian Information Board (EIF), Estonia's foreign intelligence service, said LETA/BNS.