Lithuania: NATO approves new Baltic defence plans

NATO member states have agreed on new defence plans for the Baltic region, LRT reports. The plans mean that if Russia sets foot in the region, “it will be pushed out,” Lithuania’s defence chief, General Valdemaras Rupsys, stated. He said that work was needed to implement the new regional defence plans. Lithuania’s NATO Ambassador, Deividas Matulionis, noted that the new defence plans were a “great result” of the NATO summit in Vilnius. Speaking in an interview with Ziniu Radijas, Matulionis said that the new approach was a “fundamental shift” back to forward defence.