Norway’s Armed Forces extend reinforced presence in Lithuania

Soldier - Norway - NATOPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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Norway is extending its increased contribution to the NATO force in Lithuania by three months due to the tense situation after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In February, Norway strengthened its contribution to the NATO force eFP by about 50 people. The total contribution now amounts to around 200 soldiers.

The reinforced presence is now extended by three months – until August.

“The security situation in Europe is still very demanding and has deteriorated since February. We’re extending the contribution to the NATO force in Lithuania to show unity and solidarity with our allies,” the Ministry of Defense noted in a press release.

The contribution helps maintain and further develop the close army cooperation with Germany and the Netherlands. The force in Lithuania also has contributions from Belgium, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Luxembourg, the Ministry of Defense stated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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