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Lithuania: German soldiers arrive in Lithuania for NATO deployment01:32

Lithuania: German soldiers arrive in Lithuania for NATO deployment

Lithuania, Kaunas Airport
February 1, 2017 at 23:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

The first batch of some 70 soldiers of the German Armed Forces arrived at the Kaunas Airport, some 100 kilometres (62,1 miles) west from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, Wednesday.

The soldiers travelled in two C-160 military aircraft and were led by Commandant of the German contingent of the NATO "Enhanced Forward Presence" Battalion, Christoph Huber.

The German contingent of the battalion, which is set to deploy in Lithuania over several stages, will include troops of the 122th Mechanised Infantry Battalion and 12th Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the German Armed Forces.

More than 450 soldiers of the Panzergrenadier Division 122 from Obervietach, Germany will be deployed to Lithuania to begin the NATO mission "Enhanced Forward Presence" together with the Dutch, Belgian and Norwegian forces. The mission was decided in July 2016 at the Warsaw NATO summit.

Lithuania: German soldiers arrive in Lithuania for NATO deployment01:32
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The first batch of some 70 soldiers of the German Armed Forces arrived at the Kaunas Airport, some 100 kilometres (62,1 miles) west from the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, Wednesday.

The soldiers travelled in two C-160 military aircraft and were led by Commandant of the German contingent of the NATO "Enhanced Forward Presence" Battalion, Christoph Huber.

The German contingent of the battalion, which is set to deploy in Lithuania over several stages, will include troops of the 122th Mechanised Infantry Battalion and 12th Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the German Armed Forces.

More than 450 soldiers of the Panzergrenadier Division 122 from Obervietach, Germany will be deployed to Lithuania to begin the NATO mission "Enhanced Forward Presence" together with the Dutch, Belgian and Norwegian forces. The mission was decided in July 2016 at the Warsaw NATO summit.

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