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2015.02.17 10:31

Top NATO general and Lithuanian army leadership to discuss security situation

A top NATO general will come to Vilnius on Tuesday and is scheduled to meet with the Lithuanian army leadership to discuss the security situation in the region and the deployment of NATO capabilities in the country.

A top NATO general will come to Vilnius on Tuesday and is scheduled to meet with the Lithuanian army leadership to discuss the security situation in the region and the deployment of NATO capabilities in the country.

General Hans-Lothar Domrose, commander of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, will meet with Chief of Defense of Lithuania Major General Jonas Vytautas Žukas, leadership of the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, board commanders and Vaidotas Urbelis, defence policy director of the Ministry of National Defence.

"Meetings will focus on the security situation in the region, the establishment of integration units (command centers) of NATO forces in Lithuania and other Eastern European countries, NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, units of NATO's land and air forces rotated in Lithuania, the role of NATO's Multinational Corps Northeast in NATO's command and control structure," Captain Mindaugas Neimontas, spokesman for the Lithuanian chief of defense, told BNS.

Lithuania hopes a Vilnius-based international command center that will consist of up to 50 officers from Lithuania and allied countries will start operating as early as this summer. Such command centers in the Baltic states, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania are being established in response of Russia's actions in Ukraine.

BNS