In Lithuania arrived, the Norwegian NATO contingent

© Flickr / U.S. Army Horesovsky exercises of NATO troops on the ground in Pabrade, Lithuania. Archival photoIn Lithuania arrived, the Norwegian NATO contingent© Flickr / U.S. Army Europe

About 200 soldiers of Norway who will serve in international NATO battalion, arrived in Lithuania on Monday, said the Ministry of defence of the Republic.

«About 200 soldiers of the Norwegian army Telemark battalion and units of the Northern brigade will arrive in Lithuania on Monday in Kaunas airport, the military will serve in the international battalion of NATO in Lithuania», — said the press service of the defense Ministry.

Last week in Lithuania delivered about 60 units of military equipment for the Norwegian contingent of the NATO battalion, it included Leopard tanks, infantry fighting vehicles CV-90 M113 armored personnel carriers, trucks and passenger vehicles.

In July 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw it was decided to place in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland at the international NATO battalion. Their formation took on the UK, Germany, Canada and the United States. In the period from 2017 to 2018 in the battalion of NATO in Lithuania will serve more than 1.2 thousand military. In 2016 it will be the military of Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, in the following — soldiers from Croatia and France.

The international battalion of NATO in Lithuania already deployed 450 German, 100 to Belgian, 250 Dutch troops.

In Lithuania arrived, the Norwegian NATO contingent© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobacteria NATO expansion

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