Germany's brigade deployment plan to be made public next week – Lithuanian minister

  • 2023-10-03
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Germany's plan for deploying its brigade in Lithuania "will start to be made public" next week, Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas said on Tuesday, adding that Vilnius intends to present its plan within another few months.

"I am meeting with Germany's representatives next week and the details will start to be made public next week," Anusauskas told reporters.

"However, it will take another couple of months for us and the German side to work out in detail an absolutely detailed plan on what regards us, not the German side which has now done its homework," he added.  

Berlin is planning to deploy a brigade to Lithuania, and Vilnius is putting in place the necessary host nation infrastructure for this purpose. 

Before stationing its troops, Germany has committed to draw up a deployment plan and present it to Lithuania by the fourth quarter of this year.

The brigade's Forward Command Element is currently stationed in Lithuania.

Germany has been leading NATO's multinational battalion deployed in Lithuania since 2017.