Anti-Russian sanctions unlikely to be lifted shortly, says parliament speakerBusiness & Economy May 23, 2:33
Senior Russian MP says too early to speak of thaw in Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 2:26
NATO’s saber-rattling only impairs security of alliance's members — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 22, 20:20
Russian sledge hockey team may compete in 2018 Paralympics — IPCSport May 22, 18:53
PM Medvedev says envoy’s murder 'left imprint' on Russian consulate’s work in TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 22, 18:40
Peruvian fire-fighting service wants to buy Russian Mi-171 helicoptersBusiness & Economy May 22, 18:00
Putin sets task of accelerating work on super-heavy rocketScience & Space May 22, 17:55
Russian PM comments on decision to remove trade restrictions with TurkeyBusiness & Economy May 22, 17:39
Russia and its EU partners discuss entry point for Turkish Stream’s second lineBusiness & Economy May 22, 17:38
VILNIUS, July 18 (Itar-Tass) - Lithuania has sent its own group of 20 soldiers to guard sea vessels to take part in the EU Atalanta Mission to fight piracy near Somalia’s coasts.
“This will be the largest contribution to military operations under the EU auspices and the first maritime operation, which involves Lithuanian servicemen,” the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.
The unit has been formed on the base of Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanized Infantry Battalion. It will replace servicemen from Finland and serve near the coasts of Somali till December.
Lithuanian servicemen will guard ships, which deliver humanitarian cargoes to Africa within the international programme of foodstuffs aid.