Lithuania to buy howitzers from Germany

Lithuania has decided to buy several dozen self-propelled howitzers Pzh2000 from Germany. Representatives of the Lithuanian and German Defence Ministries are scheduled to sign the deal in Vilnius on Tuesday.
Lithuania to buy howitzers from Germany
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