A vessel bringing heavy combat equipment of the US troops deployed for combined exercises with Lithuanian military has arrived in the Lithuanian western port of Klaipėda on Wednesday.
© DELFI (D.Sinkevičiaus nuotr.)

The whole equipment is set to be taken by train to Gaižiūnai Training Area in Jonava District, central Lithuania, on Friday, non-kinetic operations liaisons officer of the Staff of the Lithuanian Land Force Captain Darius Toleikis told BNS.

"On Oct 3, they will be uploaded onto a train, as far as I know, onto 11 echelons. On 3 Octpber they should move from the international seaport terminal to Rukla, the town of Gaižiūnai, and arrive in the morning of 4 October," Toleikis said.

In his words, the ship has brought eight STRYKER armored personnel carriers, four Humvees, eight BRADLEY fighting infantry vehicles, and other military vehicles.

All in all, the new American rotation will include around 160 troops from 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Just as the previous rotation, the incoming troops are deployed in Rukla.

US contingents have been deployed in Lithuania, other Baltic states and Poland on a rotation basis since April in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine.

BNS
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