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Lithuania deploys more than 1,000 soldiers to border with Belarus

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About 1,000 to 2,000 soldiers are regularly supporting Lithuania’s border guard in its work on the eastern EU external border with Belarus, as worries linger about its alleged attempts to punish the economic bloc with a wave of immigrants. “Of course, this is not an upper limit, and if the situation requires it and we are asked to help, we will do so,” army chief Valdemaras Rupsys said in Vilnius on Tuesday, according to the BNS agency. A total of around 9,000 soldiers from the Baltic EU and NATO country have been deployed since mid-June, he said. In addition, the Lithuanian army is acquiring …

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