In Lithuania, the country's largest international NATO military exercise "Iron Wolf 2022-II" (Gelezinis vilkas 2022-II) begins on Monday.
Delfi writes about it.
Military personnel from Lithuania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia will train for two weeks at the training ground in the Shvyanchen district.
In total, 3,500 military personnel and 700 units of military equipment will take part in the exercises: tanks, BMPs, armored personnel carriers, artillery pieces, support and administrative vehicles.
The combat group of NATO's advanced forces, led by Germany, will also take part in the exercise.
After Russia's attack on Ukraine, NATO decided to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank. Germany should send a brigade of 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers to Lithuania.
The German concept provides for the location of weapons, ammunition and command staff. They arrived in Rukla at the beginning of September. However, most of the soldiers are ready in Germany.