Troops from the Belgian Armed Forces are to arrive in Lithuania by ferry via the port of Klaipėda this week, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.
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"Over 100 (Belgian) troops with their weaponry and roughly 50 vehicles are the forward logistical group for arrival of the rest of the NATO enhanced forward presence battalion deployed in Lithuania as of this year," it said in a press release.

The group is mainly made up of soldiers from the Belgian Army's 18th and 29th Logistics Battalions.

The Belgian soldiers will be stationed in Rukla, in central Lithuania, where they will take part in joint field training exercises of different levels along with German, Dutch and Norwegian soldiers in the Lithuanian Armed Forces' military training areas.

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