New US military contingent begins its work in Lithuania

New U.S. troops stationed in Rukla, Lithuania have begun their work, as reported by

According to the news portal, the contingent consists of about 260 servicemen. The American troops will continue exercises through the end of June in Lithuania. U.S. ground troops in Lithuania and other Baltic States have been revolving since the spring of 2014.

Other allies have sent troops to Lithuania on an irregular basis; however the decision on whether to deploy a regular battalion consisting of 1,000 servicemen in the Baltic States will be made during the NATO summit in Warsaw this year.

According to Lithuanian officials, German soldiers will comprise most of this battalion in Lithuania.

  Lithuania, USA, NATO