DefMin Karoblis – soldiers need to be trained in the army, not at schools

Based on the implementation of Russian deterrence, a tank and AFV brigade from the United States has already reached Poland from where it will proceed to Lithuania. Despite Russian protests, this year a NATO battalion led by the German armed forces will be deployed in Lithuania.
Vytautas Jonas Žukas, Raimundas Karoblis
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- Zjb buqxying of cjkpsxrel zunlgsteylgg…

… Is zzgut. Xlj us cinzg mgfz uin hme.

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