Round 100 German Military forty first Panzergrenadier Brigade troopers arrived in Lithuania on 4 September 2022, a part of NATO’s elevated presence on the Alliance’s japanese flank following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The German troops make up the command unit of a brand new brigade, a pressure normally made up of round 3,000-5,000 troopers. The troopers are a part of Germany’s forty first Panzergrenadier brigade and arrived in Klaipeda port by ferry from Kiel. The unit consists of about 100 personnel, in addition to gear for command and management, communications and logistics.

“The arrival of the primary German troops as a part of the NATO brigade represents an vital step in strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence at a crucial time for our safety, and sending a transparent message that NATO will defend each inch of Allied territory,” stated NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu.


Ahead C2 factor of German Military forty first Panzergrenadier Brigade arrived to Lithuania. (Photograph by Lithuanian_Armed_Forces)

The brigade’s command employees will stay completely within the Baltic nation, whereas fight items will be a part of them on rotation for workouts. On the Madrid Summit in June, NATO leaders determined to strengthen NATO’s ahead defences, together with by enhancing NATO’s battlegroups within the japanese a part of the alliance as much as brigade degree. Germany, which leads the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania, already has some 1,500 troopers within the nation. The 4 NATO multinational battlegroups have been arrange within the Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia in Poland after Russia’s unlawful annexation of Crimea in 2014. They have been enhanced earlier this 12 months in response to Russia’s full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, and 4 new battlegroups are being established in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.