Lithuania's largest multinational military exercise kicks off

Source
Xinhuanet
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-06-13

VILNIUS, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Iron wolf 2017, Lithuania's largest multinational military training, officially kicked off on Monday.

From June 12 to 23, around 5,300 troops from Lithuania and nine allied NATO countries, including the U.S., UK and Germany, are to exercise defense and offense operations, interoperability in the Southern, Central and Eastern Lithuania, NATO's Eastern flank.

The Baltic country with a population of less than 3 million has stepped up its defense capabilities and asked for an increased allied military presence on its soil since 2014.

 

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