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Lithuanian Defense Minister Announces “Mixed Feelings” Regarding Partial Withdrawal of US Troops from Germany

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The Minister of Defense of Lithuania spoke out about the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw a substantial part of the American military contingent from Germany. Earlier it was reported that Trump plans to reduce the number of American troops in Germany from 34,5 thousand to 25 thousand. According to Trump, "we protect Germany from Russia, and they buy gas from it."


On the air of one of the Lithuanian radio stations, Raimundas Karoblis said that he "has mixed feelings."

Minister of Defense of the Republic of Lithuania:

On the one hand, there is nothing good in that a significant part of the American troops will leave Germany. After all, this can lead to a certain division between NATO members in Europe. On the other hand, Lithuania has always advocated an increase in the number of US troops on NATO’s eastern flank.

According to Karoblis, Poland for that part of the American military contingent that is being withdrawn from Germany “would be the best option for a military presence.”

Earlier in Lithuania and Poland, it was stated that it was extremely important for NATO to expand its military presence in the region. In Warsaw and Vilnius, the term “Suwalk Corridor” is constantly used. According to the authorities of the two countries, Russia "can take advantage of the situation and strike from two directions - from the Kaliningrad region and Belarus." For the United States, such “fears” are important in that additional funds can be obtained from Poland both for the maintenance of American troops and for the purchase of American equipment.
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  1. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 26 June 2020 07: 43 New
    +2
    nothing is happening so far ... the contingent to support the deployment of US troops in Europe remains ... and part of the occupying forces (and they have been there since 1945), too ... just earlier, the border with a probable enemy passed through the Federal Republic of Germany ... and Now in Poland, various sub-states on the Baltic coast ... and a very unreliable outskirts ... here we need a reason to move again to the borders ... BUT preserving the deployment infrastructure and rear communications
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 26 June 2020 08: 29 New
      +1
      Quote: silberwolf88
      and now in Poland, various under-states on the Baltic coast ... and a very unreliable outskirts ... here we need a reason to move again to the borders.

      I understand this is how Hitler said about Romania "Having received 20 divisions from Romania, we must set up 20 divisions for its protection." So here, instead of military units of different Poland, tribales, border regions, NATO military units must be set up to protect them.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 26 June 2020 08: 45 New
        +3
        On the air of one of the Lithuanian radio stations, Raimundas Karoblis said that he "has mixed feelings."


        Did you cry at the same time? If not, then no order no .
        1. fox_rudy
          fox_rudy 26 June 2020 08: 50 New
          +6
          Just like in an old joke: - And what are mixed feelings? - This is when your mother-in-law falls into the abyss in your car !!
          1. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 26 June 2020 12: 38 New
            0
            Enough, probably, to joke like that. Mother-in-law is the wife’s mother. What will wish her beloved mother the death of her beloved wife? And what about the mother-in-law?
            1. orionvitt
              orionvitt 26 June 2020 13: 47 New
              +1
              Quote: Sergej1972
              And what about the mother-in-law?

              And ask any wife, and in 80 percent of cases, hear the same thing as about the mother-in-law. True, I was lucky with my mother-in-law, I can’t say anything bad at all. Rare case.
            2. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 26 June 2020 14: 43 New
              0
              Quote: Sergej1972
              What will wish her beloved mother the death of her beloved wife?

              Well, only if he protects his beloved wife from his mother-in-law, then this is probably possible.
      2. Insurgent
        Insurgent 26 June 2020 08: 54 New
        +3
        Quote: tihonmarine
        So here, instead of military units of different Poland, tribals, border regions, NATO military units must be set up to protect them.

        Do you really think that the NATO contingent in the Baltic states is concentrated for their protection, and not for something else?

        And the likely deployment of NATO structures (or the United States) in Outskirts will also serve the cause of its defense?
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 26 June 2020 09: 05 New
          +1
          Quote: Insurgent
          Do you really think that the NATO contingent in the Baltic states is concentrated for their protection, and not for something else?

          NATO contingent is needed in these republics in order to protect them from themselves. There are enough examples.
          1. Victorio
            Victorio 26 June 2020 12: 24 New
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            Quote: tihonmarine
            NATO contingent is needed in these republics in order to protect them from themselves. There are enough examples.

            ===
            Yes. like that. from the nucleation and occurrence of dissent dangerous to general thought \ ideology those in power, in which Russia, in its current and past form, is an outcast country.
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 26 June 2020 14: 40 New
              0
              Quote: Victorio
              like that. from the origin and emergence of dissent

              Yes, and this is the case. But this is the example of WWII, when land was distributed in the Baltic states in the 40th year, then with the outbreak of war, the former landowners began to kill those to whom these lands were given, the Germans had to breed them, the same thing happened in Western Ukraine in Volyn, only several times more severely.
  2. Skai
    Skai 26 June 2020 07: 48 New
    +3
    He will have mixed feelings when even more amers will be weird, drunk and rowdy on Lithuanian territory. By the way, why should we hit from two directions - what, in Lithuania, two of our tank divisions can fit right away?
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 26 June 2020 07: 55 New
      +6
      weird, drunk and rowdy on Lithuanian territory.

      They will buy booze and snacks, prostitutes will pay. All profits to the treasury and employment of the local population. And what rowdy, so these are trifles. Tolerate.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 26 June 2020 08: 16 New
        0
        Quote: Pereira
        And what rowdy, so these are trifles. Tolerate.

        They themselves ask, let them endure themselves. Nice to get kidney buddies from friends.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 26 June 2020 08: 14 New
      +2
      Quote: SkАй
      He will have mixed feelings when even more amers will be weird, drunk and rowdy on Lithuanian territory.

      The US contingent that will be sent to Poland and Lithuania needs to be equipped with African-Americans, that’s fun.
      1. Skai
        Skai 26 June 2020 08: 46 New
        0
        also all two (maybe three) Lithuanian monuments to some oppressors will be demolished during their stay
    3. avg
      avg 26 June 2020 11: 23 New
      0
      Somehow they don’t feel the scale of Russia. Well, that’s why we need this “Suvalk corridor” when there is a beautiful road along the coast directly from Narva and Pskov.
  3. Siberian54
    Siberian54 26 June 2020 07: 52 New
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    Afraid of the fate of the "Warsaw Pact" for NATO with the departure of the "occupation bond"
  4. Poetry
    Poetry 26 June 2020 07: 54 New
    +3
    Lithuanian hut is jealous of Polish. I took away the sponsor.
  5. DeKo
    DeKo 26 June 2020 07: 59 New
    0
    I think the Lithuanians will offer their holders to Germany. And in exchange they will ask for regular garbage dumps of 70 years
  6. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 26 June 2020 08: 06 New
    0
    According to Trump, "we protect Germany from Russia, and they buy gas from it."
    And who the invader asks you to protect.
  7. Poetry
    Poetry 26 June 2020 08: 29 New
    +2
    The shepherd watched the sheep pluck grass
    Suddenly something Lithuanians blew over there.
  8. iouris
    iouris 26 June 2020 09: 24 New
    0
    Memel, Suvalki corridor, different parts of East Prussia, etc. etc.
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 26 June 2020 11: 18 New
    0
    Do the labuses really not understand that there will be no sense to them from the striped warriors, that the striped ones will drive them to the slaughter, and they themselves will leave home if they have time.
  10. pexotinec
    pexotinec 26 June 2020 12: 25 New
    0
    Already the American flag would be changed and not tryndely.
  11. agoran
    agoran 26 June 2020 22: 03 New
    0
    The so-called "Minister of Defense of Lithuania" is the maximum level of the battalion commander.
    And, what, respond to the tales of each battalion commander?