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Jul 16 2021

Operational Update Week 28

Brunssum, The Netherlands – 8th July, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Mr Andriy Taran, visited the multinational enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup, Lithuania. After signing the guest book, he received a presentation about the tasks of the BattleGroup. This was followed by his review of a static display, where the Minister gained first-hand impressions of the capabilities of the different units.
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The Minister of Defense of Montenegro, Minister of Defense of North Macedonia, and Minister of Defense of Slovenia visited soldiers at Camp Adazi, Latvia. Picture by eFP B

In addition, Belgian and German engineers from BattleGroup Lithuania trained together to improve their skills regarding the clearing of so-called Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). This is a great example of how soldiers from different nations of the BattleGroup broaden their skills and knowledge by learning from each other and working together.

The multinational enhanced Forward Presence BattleGroup, Latvia, also received high-ranking visitors on the 14th of July. The Minister of Defense of Montenegro (Mrs Olivera Injac), Minister of Defense of North Macedonia (Mrs Radmila Šekerinska), and Minister of Defense of Slovenia (Mr Matej Tonin), visited soldiers at Camp Adazi, Latvia. They were greeted upon arrival by a multinational honor guard of eFP BG Latvia soldiers, and then proceeded to place candles at the monument to Fallen Soldiers before embarking upon a broad visit programme.

Note: NATO has enhanced its presence on its north-eastern European flank with four multinational BattleGroups that are based in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. These BattleGroups, led by the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and the United States respectively, are multinational, and combat-ready, demonstrating the strength of the transatlantic bond. Their presence makes clear that an attack on one Ally will be considered an attack on the whole Alliance

Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office / eFP BG PAOs

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