About 80 staff soldiers of the fourth infantry division of the US army, stationed in Germany, arriving on Wednesday in Lithuania on exercises, which will last until July 8, informs on Tuesday, the Ministry of national defence (defense) of the Baltic Republic.
As emphasized by the Ministry, the military staff element division of the US will participate in training at the combat training centre in Nemencine near Vilnius and go to the exercises that will be conducted in several districts of Lithuania. Staff military land forces of Lithuania and the U.S. will hold a common doctrine, within which to share experiences, to work out General activity, get acquainted With Lithuanian and regional specificity and geography.
"We hope that this training for our up and coming military staff element division is just one of the many common activities, the number of which in the future will only increase and that will escalate into a wider range of cooperation ", - said the head of staff of the ground forces of the Lithuanian army Colonel Dalius Balakauskas.
The headquarters of the fourth infantry division continuously stationed in the USA and in Germany is the headquarters element of the division responsible for the operation of the U.S. army, "Atlantic resolve" in the Baltic States and Poland.
With the beginning of the fall in Ukraine, the Alliance increased its presence in the Baltic region. From April 2014, arrived in the region About 600 soldiers of the US army, participating in the exercises on different polygons. Now within the Republic is already the sixth shift of the U.S. military, in addition, on maneuvers in Lithuania was visited by a company of soldiers from Hungary and Denmark.
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have repeatedly stressed that they stand for an increased presence of NATO forces in the area.