Germany’s Lambrecht calls for new NATO battlegroups in Lithuania

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German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht called on allies to support Germany’s push to build a multinational combat troops for NATO’s eastern flank in Lithuania on the sidelines of a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels. She said it was now a matter of finding other allies who would participate to implement the proposal. The ministers met on Thursday for their second day of talks about the alliance’s response to threats posed by Russia. Germany was ready to lead the combat brigade in Lithuania and also to participate in it with a four-digit number of soldiers, Lambrecht said. The t…

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