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Germany builds up military presence in Lithuania

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Germany will increase its military presence in the territory of the Baltic States due to the situation around Ukraine and the growing threat to the security of these countries. The German military will be transferred to Lithuania, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of this republic reports.


Since 2017, one of the NATO battle groups has been located on the territory of Lithuania, commanded by Germany. Accordingly, when Vilnius realized that the threat of a “Russian invasion” into the Baltics had “increased” and that it was not worth relying on American troops, since they did not intend to get closer to the Russian border than Poland, it only remained to turn to Germany.

The German Ministry of Defense considered the Lithuanian application, and decided to send additional forces to the republic. The dispatch of military personnel with a total of 350 people with standard equipment is planned for this week. They will join the NATO multinational battalion in Lithuania. According to open data, the battalion has 1200 military personnel serving on a rotational basis. In addition to the Germans, today the battalion includes servicemen from Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and the Czech Republic.

Earlier, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced plans to increase the military presence of the Bundeswehr in the territory of one of the Baltic countries.

In addition to the Germans, the Americans increased their military presence, taking advantage of the situation around Ukraine. Additional US forces are deployed in Poland, with 1,7 troops deployed there. Ready to transfer additional forces to the "right flank of NATO" and Great Britain. The military of the United Kingdom will be deployed in Estonia and Poland.
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  1. Carat
    Carat 14 February 2022 12: 50
    +5
    Germany will increase its military presence in the territory of the Baltic States due to the situation around Ukraine


    Where are the Baltic countries and where is Ukraine? Do they have zero geography at all?
    This is the same as defending Smolensk by concentrating troops near Khabarovsk.
    1. URAL72
      URAL72 14 February 2022 14: 00
      +2
      Where are the Baltic countries and where is Ukraine? Do they have zero geography at all?
      This is the same as defending Smolensk by concentrating troops near Khabarovsk
      .

      Not certainly in that way. In assessing the military-political situation, they proceed from their own worldview. That is, they believe that Russia claims the 1945 border. They probably understand that we have grounds for this, albeit controversial. It was not necessary to prescribe in the constitution the right to withdraw the republics from the USSR. So the Tribalts have to spend euros on diapers.
  2. sen
    sen 14 February 2022 12: 52
    +3
    Germany builds up military presence in Lithuania

    Germany has little faith in the United States about the "Russian attack", but obeys the dictates of the United States.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 14 February 2022 13: 20
      +2
      A group of 350 fighters will increase by 1200 fighters. She, of course, will lay down her bones, defending the Lithuanians ... Well, not for long, really.
      1. Cat Alexandrovich
        Cat Alexandrovich 14 February 2022 14: 11
        +1
        Especially brave warriors Luxembourgers! These are just animals!
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 14 February 2022 12: 54
    +5
    The right decision before Scholz's trip to Putin. Putin will explain to him in German what and how.
    1. Carat
      Carat 14 February 2022 12: 58
      +1
      Lavrov Truss explained on the example of the Rostov and Voronezh regions. And this is primordially Russian territory.
      The Kaliningrad region is in the recent past East Prussia.
      Everything is more complicated here.
      1. dauria
        dauria 14 February 2022 13: 46
        +2
        The Kaliningrad region is in the recent past East Prussia.

        And the whole Baltic in the recent past, the Russian Empire and the USSR. There were Swedes, then under Peter - Russians. Then, on the German bayonets after the revolution, for an unfortunate 20 years, some strange "states". Let's restore the historical justice of the Treaty of Nystadt in 1721?
      2. URAL72
        URAL72 14 February 2022 14: 04
        +2
        The Kaliningrad region is in the recent past East Prussia.

        So Yes. But only the Prussians are Slavic tribes that were simply assimilated by the newcomer Germans.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 February 2022 12: 56
    +2
    There is nothing more for the Germans to do? There are few migrants at home, did they decide to play peacekeepers? In vain they climb there, it would be better to solve their own problems !!!
  5. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 14 February 2022 12: 56
    +4
    And the Nazi flag, so popular in the Armed Forces of Germany to this day, will not be laid on the roof of equipment as in the 41st?
    The Germans are hypocritical. Like their owners because of the puddle.
    On the one hand, Burbock broadcasts neutrally, and then on the Donbass from the Ukrainian side and threatens the Russians.
    The German ambassador to Ukraine behaves in a provocative and Russophobic manner on the Ukrainian talk show.
    Why will Scholz come to Russia? If its ambassadors and ministers are Russophobes and hypocrites.
    1. Carat
      Carat 14 February 2022 13: 05
      +1
      Quote: mojohed2012
      why will Scholz come to Russia? If its ambassadors and ministers are Russophobes and hypocrites.


      Hypocrites and Russophobes are still in office.
      We have one former chancellor working in Russia. He now has a different opinion about Russia, although as chancellor he was also a hypocrite and a Russophobe.
    2. Decadence
      Decadence 14 February 2022 13: 18
      -1
      Diplomacy... Hypocrisy... Diplomacy... Do you know exactly how politics works?
      1. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 14 February 2022 13: 26
        0
        By God. Even Lavrov does not know how diplomacy works until the end. Day by day he never ceases to be surprised by the very hypocrisy of Western politicians.
        But all this puppetry in an attempt to please the US presidential administration and Congress with the Democrats can bring to a boil.
        That's interesting. In November, elections to the US Parliament and governors. If a number of states and seats in parliament, for example, change dramatically to Republicans, who are also Russophobes, but if you remember Trump, they do not intend to defend Europe for free, then how will these hypocrites from the EU continue to dance?
        That's right: it is hypocritical to change the direction of movement and thought.
        1. Decadence
          Decadence 15 February 2022 11: 12
          -1
          Flexibility is the basis of diplomacy.

          Politics is not about principles, it is about the interests of both individuals and states.

          Therefore, when we touch on geopolitics, it is at least naive to say something: about honor, about meanness, about friendship.

          Interests are primary, not the qualities described above - moral statements are not about politics, but about how they lose their heads in a short time, sometimes literally.

          All this means that countries are primarily led by personal interests, no more, no less, of course it’s great when they intersect, but it’s worth remembering that there is no guarantee that they will not start to conflict after some time period.

          In view of this, I would be careful not to extrapolate morality to world politics, there is too much chance of becoming a hostage to cognitive distortion and ending up like Eddard Stark from Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire"
  6. viktor.
    viktor. 14 February 2022 13: 06
    +2
    In case God forbid war of course! The Germans in the border areas with Russia are the best in consumption! these forgive, in principle, it is impossible!
  7. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 14 February 2022 13: 16
    +2
    In addition to the Germans, today the battalion includes servicemen from Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and the Czech Republic.

    No, well, the guys are "serious", all those who, during the attack of the Third Reich, showed themselves "heroically". The Lithuanians will be able to rely on them (although there are not enough Poles).
    1. Carat
      Carat 14 February 2022 13: 21
      +2
      Quote: tihonmarine
      In addition to the Germans, today the battalion includes servicemen from Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and the Czech Republic.



      I'm more interested in the combat coordination of troops. After all, they speak different languages ​​and do not understand each other. How are they going to fight or will the combat order be written in several languages ​​​​at once?
      1. Andrey Grad
        Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 13: 27
        +3
        All of them speak to each other in the language of the hosts, in English.
        1. Carat
          Carat 14 February 2022 13: 29
          -2
          Quote: Andrew Grad
          All of them speak to each other in the language of the hosts, in English.


          Something I doubt. And not unproven.
      2. Strannik96
        Strannik96 14 February 2022 13: 31
        -2
        Nato - they speak English. There are soldiers from Germany - most of them are Russian-German guys, on earnings in the Bundeswehr, as they were in Afghanistan. Thus, there is no one to fight there, so for blizir they give out the number of military from Germany
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 14 February 2022 13: 40
          0
          If they are ordered, they will go, there is nowhere to go. Will they just order?
          I doubt that the Europeans want to fight.
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 14 February 2022 14: 28
        0
        Quote: Andrey Grad
        After all, they speak different languages ​​and do not understand each other.

        in the host's language.
  8. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 14 February 2022 13: 22
    -2
    Let them draw crosses on tanks like those of their ancestors.
    1. Carat
      Carat 14 February 2022 13: 26
      +3
      Quote: Yaro Polk
      Let them draw crosses on tanks like those of their ancestors.


      Yes, they have crosses on tanks.

    2. Andrey Grad
      Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 13: 34
      +2
      They have crosses painted on their tanks, when last year I saw a column of their armored personnel carriers with crosses on the sides on the highway near Riga, a chill ran down my spine.
  9. Andrey Grad
    Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 13: 32
    0
    Quote: Carat
    Germany will increase its military presence in the territory of the Baltic States due to the situation around Ukraine


    Where are the Baltic countries and where is Ukraine? Do they have zero geography at all?
    This is the same as defending Smolensk by concentrating troops near Khabarovsk.

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    In the event of a confrontation with the West, the Russian Federation will have to take the Baltic states, as it had to take the Crimea.
    There are no other options, otherwise the blockade of Kaliningrad and the threat to the entire north-west, including St. Petersburg.
    1. Carat
      Carat 14 February 2022 13: 38
      +1
      Quote: Andrew Grad
      In the event of a confrontation with the West, the Russian Federation will have to take the Baltic states, as it had to take the Crimea.
      There are no other options, otherwise the blockade of Kaliningrad and the threat to the entire north-west, including St. Petersburg.


      Yes, you don't have to take anything. Muscle play is their maximum.
      There are no fools for open war with a nuclear power.
      1. Andrey Grad
        Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 13: 42
        0
        Quote: Carat
        Quote: Andrew Grad
        In the event of a confrontation with the West, the Russian Federation will have to take the Baltic states, as it had to take the Crimea.
        There are no other options, otherwise the blockade of Kaliningrad and the threat to the entire north-west, including St. Petersburg.


        Yes, you don't have to take anything. Muscle play is their maximum.
        There are no fools for open war with a nuclear power.

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        It's a big mistake to judge others by yourself.
        I will tell you as a person who lives all his life side by side with these Baltic tribes, THERE ARE FOOLS, moreover, there are complete cretins and there are enough of them to fear them.
        1. Sergey M. Karasev
          Sergey M. Karasev 14 February 2022 14: 28
          0
          I will tell you as a person who lives all his life side by side with these Baltic tribes, THERE ARE FOOLS, moreover, there are complete cretins and there are enough of them to fear them.

          I believe that colleague Roman had in mind not the Balts, but Western Europeans. It is not difficult to guess that in the Baltic states there are plenty of people hit with a dusty bag. But they will only do what the master from the West orders them to do. But there is still hope that in the West they will not want to fight with us for the sake of some shelupony's wishes.
          1. Andrey Grad
            Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 14: 39
            0
            Quote: Sergey Karasev
            I will tell you as a person who lives all his life side by side with these Baltic tribes, THERE ARE FOOLS, moreover, there are complete cretins and there are enough of them to fear them.

            I believe that colleague Roman had in mind not the Balts, but Western Europeans. It is not difficult to guess that in the Baltic states there are plenty of people hit with a dusty bag. But they will only do what the master from the West orders them to do. But there is still hope that in the West they will not want to fight with us for the sake of some shelupony's wishes.

            For example, mattress strike missiles will be brought from Poland to Courland or Estonia and given to the Chukhons for use free of charge.
            The West formally no longer controls this weapon, and the button is in the hands of commander Toivo Pukkanen from Tartu, who, with friends from the Nazi battalion, is sleeping and seeing the destroyed Russian Federation.
            Your actions?
            1. Sergey M. Karasev
              Sergey M. Karasev 14 February 2022 14: 46
              0
              mattress impact rockets

              Is it an ATGM or an OTR?
              If Pukkanen, with a drink, smacks across our territory with an ATGM, and in response is smeared with a volley of Tornadoes, then the mattresses will not even itch, but they will strongly advise Estonia to settle this incident diplomatically. But OTR is not given to them and will not be given in the coming decades.
              1. Andrey Grad
                Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 15: 01
                0
                They can formally give it away so that the fault is on the Chukhons, the Nazis will be proud that they bombed the Russians.
                Will you respond with tornadoes along Narva or Dvinsk, where 90% of Russians live?
                1. Sergey M. Karasev
                  Sergey M. Karasev 14 February 2022 15: 02
                  0
                  Will you respond with tornadoes along Narva or Dvinsk, where 90% of Russians live?

                  At the point of deployment of the Nazi battalion.
                2. Sergey M. Karasev
                  Sergey M. Karasev 14 February 2022 15: 04
                  0
                  They can formally give it away so that the fault is on the Chukhons, the Nazis will be proud that they bombed the Russians.

                  So you yourself wrote who in the end will be to blame.
                  1. Andrey Grad
                    Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 15: 11
                    0
                    Quote: Sergey Karasev
                    They can formally give it away so that the fault is on the Chukhons, the Nazis will be proud that they bombed the Russians.

                    So you yourself wrote who in the end will be to blame.

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                    As always, the Russian Federation will be to blame for attacking the little "independents", but the identification of the culprits, the problem of the threat from the "Baltic balcony" still does not solve. It is not reasonable to place shock systems at any moment and it is not reasonable to live indefinitely with such a threat.
                    1. Sergey M. Karasev
                      Sergey M. Karasev 14 February 2022 15: 13
                      0
                      Shock systems can be placed at any time

                      They will only control them themselves, not trusting the natives. They have not matured yet to serious weapons.
                      1. Andrey Grad
                        Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 15: 42
                        -1
                        Moreover, local Latvian soldiers complained that during the NATA exercises they were not allowed closer than 20 meters to the Abrams, they did not trust the mattress covers to the locals.
                        Mastrasov can be understood, since half of the local soldiers with the names Kuzmins, Petrovs, Shishkins :))
                      2. Sergey M. Karasev
                        Sergey M. Karasev 14 February 2022 16: 34
                        0
                        But they don't let you near the "Abrams", you need to understand everyone, and not just the "Russians".
                      3. Andrey Grad
                        Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 17: 16
                        -1
                        Naturally, they don't let everyone in.
                      4. Andrey Grad
                        Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 18: 35
                        0
                        Here is the latest news for our discussion, today the Latvians happily announced on the radio that in 3 days more than 20 Apaches will transfer mattresses to Latvia.
      2. aybolyt678
        aybolyt678 14 February 2022 13: 50
        -3
        Quote: Carat
        There are no fools for open war with a nuclear power.

        name at least one statesman who has no children in the West?
        1. Repellent
          Repellent 14 February 2022 14: 03
          +2
          Quote: aybolyt678
          name at least one statesman who has no children in the West?

          Lavrov, for example...why did you ask that?
          1. aybolyt678
            aybolyt678 14 February 2022 21: 58
            -1
            Quote: Repellent
            Lavrov, for example...why did you ask that?

            then how can a Western-oriented government launch a nuclear strike there, or plan something serious? Yes, and Lavrov is engaged in foreign policy ... please me a candidate from friends
            1. Repellent
              Repellent 14 February 2022 22: 07
              0
              Quote: aybolyt678
              how can a government oriented towards the West launch a nuclear strike there, or plan anything serious?

              Let's do the opposite. Which of those who make real decisions in the Russian Federation, in your opinion, is "oriented to the West"? Publish the list, and there will be a reason for discussion ...

              Quote: aybolyt678
              me please candidacy from friends

              I do not know how to guess thoughts, and did not quite understand what exactly you want. What is needed to continue the dialogue - I outlined above.
              1. aybolyt678
                aybolyt678 15 February 2022 08: 33
                -1
                Let's at least discuss First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, with his real estate abroad?
                1. Repellent
                  Repellent 15 February 2022 09: 48
                  -1
                  Quote: aybolyt678
                  name at least one statesman who has no children in the West?

                  Quote: aybolyt678
                  with his real estate abroad?

                  So you with children, or with real estate? These are slightly different things.
                  1. aybolyt678
                    aybolyt678 15 February 2022 13: 23
                    0
                    Quote: Repellent
                    So you with children, or with real estate? These are slightly different things.

                    these are very different things, only they determine the attitude of a person to life and the Motherland, his aspirations and the whole meaning of life ....
                    1. Repellent
                      Repellent 15 February 2022 13: 41
                      0
                      Quote: aybolyt678
                      these are very different things, only they determine a person’s attitude to life and the Motherland

                      Children are more valuable than any property, that's what I'm talking about.

                      OK. What is there with Shuvalov's property? He seems to be fine with the kids.
                      1. aybolyt678
                        aybolyt678 15 February 2022 23: 39
                        0
                        Shuvalov received personal sanctions on his property in London... The children are all right there... everything is all right with him, but in the country?
                      2. Repellent
                        Repellent 15 February 2022 23: 51
                        0
                        Quote: aybolyt678
                        received personal sanctions on his property in London...

                        Wonderful yes

                        And what does this "wonderful" person have to do with

                        Quote: aybolyt678
                        launch a nuclear strike

                        This is a question, "there" is for "Western partners".

                        Correct answer - yes no relationship he has no such decision. Not?

                        Quote: aybolyt678
                        The kids are all right there...

                        Leave it on your conscience, the internet says otherwise.
  10. Oberleutnant
    Oberleutnant 14 February 2022 13: 44
    -4
    Good rest for the German soldiers. And the restaurants will be fun - in many languages. And women of easy virtue make good money. And men too. 300 Germans in the Baltics is probably like 300 Spartans. You must be afraid now.
  11. Yuri Siritsky_2
    Yuri Siritsky_2 14 February 2022 13: 46
    -1
    Well, that's what the Germans are climbing east again. Fuhrer's laurels do not allow to live in peace.
  12. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 14 February 2022 13: 48
    0
    It is not the first time for the Germans to enter Lithuania. Last time the Jews were soaked, now they want Russians
  13. Andrey Grad
    Andrey Grad 14 February 2022 13: 53
    0
    Quote: Carat
    Quote: Andrew Grad
    All of them speak to each other in the language of the hosts, in English.


    Something I doubt. And not unproven.

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    Do you doubt that they communicate with each other in English?
    You have strange doubts, this is a logical situation.
    Friends serving in the Latvian army said that the entire command staff knew English, the documentation was in English, and joint exercises were the same.
    How different if the minister of local defense is a citizen of small Britain?
  14. Aitvaras
    Aitvaras 14 February 2022 14: 16
    -1
    Undoubtedly, this is a serious threat to Russia, and tomorrow, as usual at 4.00 in the morning, all 350 units can go. (three hundred and fifty) on a tank boom of steel Leopards - 6 pieces (six), with black Teutonic crosses on board, directly to Moscow, by storm, at the same time and along the way, free the original Lithuanian city of Smolensk, so as not to go twice, so do everything conditions of the Polyanovsky peace treaty of 1634, where the city of Smolensk was finally recognized by Lithuania.
  15. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 14 February 2022 22: 36
    0
    Quote: Aitvaras
    Undoubtedly, this is a serious threat to Russia, and tomorrow, as usual at 4.00 in the morning, all 350 units can go. (three hundred and fifty) on a tank boom of steel Leopards - 6 pieces (six), with black Teutonic crosses on board, directly to Moscow, by storm, at the same time and along the way, free the original Lithuanian city of Smolensk, so as not to go twice, so do everything conditions of the Polyanovsky peace treaty of 1634, where the city of Smolensk was finally recognized by Lithuania.

    I didn't even finish reading this rubbish, don't repeat it again!!!!