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A German warship FGS Elbe, which heads the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), docked at the Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda on Friday along with the Lithuanian naval ship Kursis (M54).
NATO mine counter-measures group ships arrive in Klaipėda
© DELFI (P.Sadausko nuotr.)

On 7 August, Lithuania will take command of the unit, the Defence Ministry said.

Elbe and Kursis are the first ships of the NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1). Until the official command changeover in the next week, other ships of the group will arrive in Klaipėda.

The Lithuanian-led group will include mine counter-measures groups from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Poland, the Netherlands and Norway.

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