Germany allocates EUR 500,000 for new ammunition storage facilities in Lithuania

  • 2020-09-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Germany is allocating up to 500,000 euros to Lithuania for the design of new ammunition storage facilities of the Lithuanian army, according to an agreement signed by Vice Minister of National Defense Eimutis Misiunas and German Ambassador Matthias Sonn, the Ministry of National Defense said on Monday.

The non-repayable funds were allocated under the German government's program for ensuring and bolstering partner countries' security, defense and stability.

New ammunition storage facilities will be designed at the majority of the Lithuanian army's military units. The Lithuanian army is expected to allocate around 1 million euros for the design work.

In 2018, Germany allocated non-repayable funds, 1 million euros, for the modernization of the infrastructure at the Pabrade and Gaiziunai training areas and installed multifunctional shooting ranges.

Since 2017, Germany has been leading and deploying the majority of troops to the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania, deployed in Rukla for deterrence and defense purposes, and the Lithuanian army's mechanized infantry brigade is affiliated with one of the German army divisions.