A German soldier who died during a training accident last weekend has been farewelled at a ceremony in Rukla, a town in central Lithuania where the German-led NATO battalion is based, the military said.
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The battalion's troops lined up on both sides of the road to pay their final respects to the dead soldier as his body was transported in a German armored personnel carrier to Kaunas Airport to be flown home aboard a German Air Force aircraft.

The ceremony was attended by Germany's ambassador to Lithuania, Angelika Viets, and members of the Lithuanian military.

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė sent a wreath of flowers to pay tribute to the soldier, who died when his armored vehicle hit a tree in the Pabrade training area.

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