US military mission to Lithuania 'nothing to do with Belarus,' says defence minister

A NEW deployment of US troops to Lithuania has nothing to do with unrest in neighbouring Belarus, the country’s Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis says.

The US sent a battalion of 500 soldiers and 40 vehicles including Abrams tanks to Lithuania on September 4 for a two-month deployment on the Belarusian border. That in itself was earlier and a longer mission than the fortnight joint training exercises announced in July, and a slightly strengthened battalion (500 troops and 55...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-09-24 21:53
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