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| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

U.S., Germany, Netherlands to deploy more military in Lithuania

Germany will contribute air defense capabilities to Lithuania, while the US will send a tank battalion, Lithuania’s defense minister announced on Sunday.

The deployments, which are also expected to include more troops from the Netherlands, are different from the troops expected to arrive in Lithuania for military exercises in March, according to Arvydas Anusauskas.

The deployments and drills will bring the overall number of foreign NATO troops in Lithuania to 4,000 by the end of March, up from 3,000 today, according to the ministry.

Lithuania had asked NATO to add more troops and equipment following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Source:
  • Reuters