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An international two-week exercise Iron Wolf II is kicking off on Wednesday in Lithuania's Gaižiūnai training ground in the Jonava district and General Silvestras Žukauskas ground in Švenčionys district.
At the closing ceremony of the Iron Wolf in 2016
At the closing ceremony of the Iron Wolf in 2016
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The exercise will involve training and assessment of planning and operational capacities of the NATO battalion combat group and uhlan mechanized infantry battalion assigned to the mechanized infantry brigade Iron Wolf, improvement of interaction with NATO Allies, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

The drills will involve more than 2,300 troops from 12 NATO member-states, as well as a staff element of NATO's multinational North-Eastern unit.

Stationed in Rukla at the beginning of 2017, the multinational combat group is headed by Germany. The team achieved full operational capacity in June.

The first part of the Iron Wolf war games was held in June, involving more than 5,000 troops from 10 NATO member-states.

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