A fight broke out between two Lithuanian volunteer soldiers at the US Army's military base in Hohenfels, in Germany, on Sunday morning, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Monday.
© Ieva Budzeikaitė

One of the two members of the Lithuanian National Defense Volunteer Force was taken to University Hospital Regensburg after the incident that occurred during the Allied Spirit VIII international exercise, it said, adding that the injured man, a corporal identified by his initials T. B., was in stable condition.

The US military police launched an investigation immediately after the incident at the US military base. The Lithuanian military police started a pre-trial investigation on Monday.

While the investigations are ongoing, both the soldiers involved in the fight and the commander of their unit will be ordered to return to Lithuania. Their possible removal from office will be considered. The injured corporal will be transported to Lithuania for further treatment when his condition permits.

Over 30 troops from the 6th Territorial Unit of Prisikelimo Military District of the National Defense Volunteer Force left for Germany on Jan. 14 to participate in Allied Spirit VIII.

Around 4,100 participants from 10 nations, including Albania, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States, are taking part in the exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area between Jan. 15 and Feb. 5.

Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.

Kaunas invites to experience magic of contemporary circus

“ Cirkuliacija ” is inviting everyone for a festive experience that is accessible, interesting and...

The European Night of Museums in Kaunas: what to wait

Since 2011, the International Council of Museums has been sponsoring The European Night of Museums...

Lithuanian pavilion at Venice Biennale gets top reward

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where "vacationers"...

Lithuanian pavilion opens at Venice Biennale

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where "vacationers"...

Exhibition of world-recognised Litvak artist will be opened in his hometown

In 1932, Arbit Blatas opened the first private gallery in the Baltics in Kaunas . On May 11, the...