4,000 German Troops To Be Stationed In Lithuania

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German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announced during a trip to Lithuania that Germany will permanently station 4,000 German troops in the country after Vilnius had petitioned NATO to strengthen its presence in the former Soviet country. Pistorius said, “Germany is ready to permanently station a robust brigade in Lithuania.”  Lithuania shares a border with Russian ally Belarus and Russian-controlled Kaliningrad. Until now, there has been only about 1,000 NATO troops stationed in Lithuania, with Germany insisting that troops dedicated to Lithuania’s defense could reach the country quickly. The announcement comes just days after Wagner CEO Yevgeny Prigozhin staged what many outlets have called a “rebellion” or coup attempt. Fox News reports that Prigozhin said in an audio statement Monday night, “We went as a demonstration of protest, not to overthrow the government of the country.”