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NATO military units arrive in Lithuania
10:12, 25 January 2017
NATO military units arrive in Lithuania

The battalion consists of German, Belgian, Netherlands’ and Norway soldiers

10:12, 25 January 2017

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First units of German and Belgian soldiers arrived in Lithuania yesterday, on Tuesday, January 24. They are deployed in the Baltics as part of a mission to strengthen NATO’s Eastern flank. The battalion consists of 1,2 thousand military officers and will be under command of Germany. The country sent 450 of their soldiers, armament, in particular tanks.

This was reported by DW.

The remainder of officers is from Belgium, Norway and the Netherlands, it was also reported.

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Soldiers from Belgium have also arrived in the country. The group of about 30 people came by plane, more than a hundred - by ship with military equipment. The ship came into port city of Klaipeda.

The battalion will be stationed on “Rukla” base.

Earlier it was reported that Russian aggression against Ukraine woke up NATO, according to Klympush-Tsintsadze. Alliance has got a serious opponent for the first time since the days of the USSR collapse.

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