The amount of American military equipment deployed in Lithuania will vary, the Baltic country's National Defence Minister Juozas Olekas says, adding that it would change depending on exercises in Eastern Europe.
Juozas Olekas
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"We have agreed to have certain weaponry in each of the country and that it would be used in other countries if exercises take place there," Olekas told Lithuanian journalists in Brussels on Thursday. "If some exercises are held in Lithuania, (…) military equipment stationed in other countries could be brought in."

According to the minister, there are no final agreements yet at which training areas in Lithuania the weaponry would be stationed.

The United States decides this week to pre-position heavy weaponry in six Eastern European countries, including Lithuania. They will include 90 Abrams tanks, 140 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and 20 howitzers.

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