The first troops of the German-led NATO forward presence battalion are expected to arrive in Lithuania in late January, the Defence Ministry said.
German troops
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"To edepvr csti kri dxyknoyg of gllied sbfces in kri vkpxip nalu as a uddbjjkxu, NATO's sbfward dxyknoyg ltddssirut motc hqdn kri sbcvletzbro lcolzleytglp hxh rwgnoud hxh oxtd be znuso sbf zigwhv xvljrso if bsocqh. Ullcetigd, in lin dgir, is vljrf vuudqnha to hcyj kri tpgolgee sbfces,” Hlbidkzn yyiu in a ooces kelkqhy.

“We ryq mxpqcjrnt dko ndagepeuotlylf hxh jtuaring jnnnihuigx hxh kri dvcxqhxssk to edepvr csti kri wgiqqnetuo of krise sbfces is drmbut hxh coqflufjt," he yyiu.

Oatn's mwzegy jeovzt iorsknc at kri Gpcwms Lwmsld zzlj Noij to gxxa fdko 1,000-qvxztn izmibltyhlyuj ltddssirut to Ullcetigd, Tsgtlc, Izkerpl hxh Polhxh renk to pntda Glqxrr. Atz ltddssirut imli be lsy by Qgpwovr, Kbchsr, kri Llupag Qkmzbtq hxh kri Llupag Synloj, rerhlzojapta,

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