Arrived in Lithuania about 200 Norwegian military, the soldiers of the Telemark battalion, Norwegian armed forces and units of the Northern brigade will join posted in Rukla battalion NATO, said the Ministry of defense of Lithuania.
“From this moment the battle group is fully equipped. We welcome the arrival of the Norwegians”, – said the head of Department on public relations battle group battalion of NATO in Lithuania Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Richter.
Norwegian military equipment was delivered to Klaipeda port last week. The Norwegians were brought to Lithuania about 60 units of military transport: various modifications of the Leopard tanks, M113 armored vehicles, infantry fighting vehicles CV 90, a cargo and passenger vehicle.
Now part of the battle group advanced NATO forces in Lithuania together with visiting Norwegian military also deployed more than 450 German military, 100 and 250 Belgian Dutch .
In 2017-2018, as part of the battle group advanced forces of NATO will serve the military of Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia and France. The command battle group battalion carried out and it is based on the German military.
NATO increases presence near the Eastern borders of NATO, dislocarea here on a rotating basis, four militant groups – in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.