A team of Russian arms control inspectors will carry out an inspection in Lithuania on Thursday and Friday in line with the regulations of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

The Russian inspectors will have the right to visit Lithuanian military units and training grounds within a 20-square-kilometer area of their choice and to be briefed by the commander of the Iron Wolf mechanized infantry brigade, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said in a press release.

The inspectors will be given an opportunity to fly over a chosen area aboard a Lithuanian Air Force plane, it said.

It will be this year's third arms control inspection by a foreign country in Lithuania within the framework of the so-called 2011 Vienna Document. It will follow visits by a group of Belarusian and Russian arms control inspectors in June and by a group of Ukrainian inspectors in July.

Additionally, a team of Belarus' arms control inspectors in August conducted a verification visit to a Lithuanian military unit on the basis of a bilateral agreement between the two countries.

Lithuanian inspectors have this year carried out inspections in Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian military units.

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