Around 150 Czech troops coming to Lithuania for joint exercises

  • 2017-01-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Around 150 Czech troops are coming to Lithuania on Tuesday for joint exercises, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

The infantry company, equipped with weapons and about 30 military vehicles, will train alongside soldiers from the Lithuanian Grand Duke Kestutis Mechanized Infantry Battalion, based in the district of Taurage, in the western part of the country, until early March.

The so-called Visegrad Four, which is made up of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, agreed on last spring to each send a company of soldiers to the Baltic countries beginning in 2017.