In her congratulatory message to the German-led NATO battalion in Lithuania, Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday, February 7, pledged to defend Lithuania’s freedom and independence.
She addressed troops in Rukla, elaborating on Lithuania’s history, including the German liability for the Nazi occupation during World War II, and later answered questions from journalists about the relations with Russia and the United States.
“Next year, the freedom-loving people of this proud country will celebrate the centenary of thei...
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