Lithuania builds three military camps to house incoming NATO troops

NATO is bent on creating a powder keg along Russia’s borders, where thousands of troops and military equipment are arriving. It seems that the Ukrainian experience has not served as a lesson, quite the contrary. The Baltic countries believe that in this way they are guaranteeing their “independence,” which is nothing other than submission to the United States.

“We are ready to receive more U.S. troops, and we consider them the best deterrent here,” Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said.

“We will create three new military camps to accommodate our allies in Lithuania: reinforcements will be hosted in Marijampole, Kazlu Ruda and Pabrade, where a U.S. tank battalion has been rotating since 2014,” the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

The new military camps will be set up at Lithuanian army barracks to ensure the NATO host country’s support for allies deploying to its territory.

The United States supports sending troops to Eastern Europe. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated on March 6 that more U.S. troops would be arriving in Lithuania. Part of the 3,500 U.S. troops deployed on NATO’s eastern flank will be transferred to Lithuania.

They are also deploying air defense and anti-missile radars, short-range air defense systems and self-propelled artillery guns. “Troops are currently deployed here,” Milley told reporters at the Pabrade military training area in the Svencionys district north of Vilnius.

The U.S. military brigade is arriving in Germany, where it will receive the necessary weapons from the arsenals. General Tod Wolters, NATO commander in Europe, and General Christopher G. Cavoli will distribute them to different countries. “Lithuania is one of them,” Milley added.

The exact number of troops that should be deployed on Russia’s borders is currently under discussion.

Gen. John S. Kolasheski, commander of the U.S. Army’s V Corps, said it had been decided to deploy air defense and anti-missile radars, short-range air defense systems and self-propelled artillery facilities in Lithuania.

According to General Valdemaras Rupsys, commander of the Lithuanian army, the imperialists “assure us that we are not alone, that we can contain and, in the worst case, defend our country.”

The U.S. dictates to Lithuania how, when and where to defend the country, how much money to spend on rearmament, how many military structures to build, etc. Is Lithuania ready to meet all of Washington’s demands? Is this the independence the Lithuanian government is fighting for?

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