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French troops joining NATO battalion in Lithuania

BC, Vilnius, 03.07.2020.Print version

French troops are being sent to Lithuania to join NATO's multinational battalion stationed in the country, informed LETA/BNS. 

“The first soldiers are arriving from today,” French Ambassador to Lithuania Claire Lignieres-Counathe told. 

France will this month deploy 300 troops in Lithuania for a six-month mission.

Early in 2017, NATO deployed multinational battalions to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine and its military activity in the region.

The unit in Lithuania is led by Germany.

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