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2021.11.19 14:08

Lithuanian military establishes forward base near Belarus border

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LRT.lt2021.11.19 14:08

Lithuania’s Armed Forces have established a forward operating base in Druskininkai near the country's border with Belarus, the military said in a press release on Friday.

“Forward Operating Base (FOB) is usually established near the place of operations, where troops train and rest and where missions are planned,” the military said. “The troops also depart for missions from the base.”

The base was established to house the additional troops that have been drafted in to help the border guards amid what Vilnius says is an orchestrated campaign by Belarus, which has used irregular migration to pressure the European Union.

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