Lithuanian military experts to help investigate incident in Georgia

August 11, 2007 at 4:06 pm 1 comment

Gerogian FlagAccording to the BNS Lithuania sent two of its military experts to Georgia on Saturday to help investigate Monday’s incident that involved a violation of the Georgian airspace and a missile dropped on its territory.

The Defense Ministry has reported that two officers from the Airspace Observation Control Board and the Aerial Defense Battalion will conduct an independent investigation together with an international group of experts.Accodring to the agency Georgia asked Lithuania and other foreign countries for assistance in giving an unbiased investigation and assessment to this incident.

As the Defense Ministry’s Undersecretary for Defense Policy and International Relations Renatas Norkus stated, Lithuania is actively supporting thorough investigation of this incident and is addressing this matter at EU and NATO meetings.

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Entry filed under: Baltic States, Georgia, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Politics, Russia.

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  • […] August 12, 2007 The new Russia has a curse.  Almost every year something terrible happens in August.  Kursk tragedy, schoolchildren killed in Caucasus.  Coincidence or not but almost two years ago, August 15, Lithuania experienced an incident involving the Russian SU-27 crashing in Lithuania.  This year Georgia.  […]

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