German Chancellor Scholz to visit Lithuania

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will travel to Lithuania next week. “The German Chancellor will visit us next week,” Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda told journalists on Thursday, according to the BNS agency. The two leaders will discuss Germany’s plans to strengthen its military presence in Lithuania. The Bundeswehr has been leading a NATO unit in Lithuania at the Rukla military base to deter Russia since 2017. In view of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the multinational unit was strengthened from around 1,200 to about 1,600 troops, with additional forces being deployed by Germany, Norway and…

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