Scholz promises Lithuania reinforcements for NATO’s eastern flank

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has promised Lithuania additional military support to deter and defend against a possible Russian attack. “We have firmly resolved that we will step up our contribution,” the Social Democrat politician said on Tuesday after talks with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and the heads of government of all three Baltic states, which also include Latvia and Estonia. He said German engagement should be developed “in the direction of a robust combat brigade.” “As allies in NATO, we feel committed to each other and we will defend every inch of NATO territory in the eve…

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