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Several hundred German troops will come to Lithuania by plane and by train in early February for their deployment in the country as part of NATO's multinational battalion, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.
Solders of Bundeswher landing in Lithuania
Solders of Bundeswher landing in Lithuania
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Around 450 soldiers and about 100 military vehicles, including Leopard 2 tanks and Marder armored vehicles, are to arrive in Lithuania between February1 and 10, it said.

The redeployment of the German troops via Lithuania's roads will be handled by a Belgian logistics group that arrived in the country last week.

The German-led battalion, which is expected to reach its full operational capability by mid-June, will consist of over 1,000 troops from several NATO member states.

The Alliance last year decided station a multi-national battalion in each of the three Baltic countries and Poland in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine and military activity in the region.

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