Bundeswehr advance party flies to Lithuania

In sending an advance party to Lithuania, the Bundeswehr is taking another step towards stationing a combat brigade on NATO’s eastern flank.


German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius took his leave of around 20 soldiers on Monday who are to prepare the permanent stationing of up to 5,000 German soldiers in Lithuania.

In response to the changed security situation in Europe following the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, Germany has pledged to relocate a combat-ready fighting battalion that is capable of acting independently to Lithuania by 2027.

Lithuania had requested the stationing within the framework of NATO’s collective defence obligations.



Source: deutschland.de



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