Report: Lithuania Votes to Approve Joint Military Brigade with Poland, Ukraine

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This article originally appeared at the Baltic Times:

An agreement between the Governments of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine on creating a joint military brigade has successfully passed the first legislative stage in the Lithuanian Parliament (the Seimas).

If the Seimas ratifies the agreement, this would allow Lithuanian participation in a joint brigade – referred to as LITPOLUKRBRIG.

According to Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas, the goal of the brigade would be training, sharing experience, holding joint exercises and, if there was unanimous agreement, participation in missions under the United Nation Security Council mandate. The headquarters would be located in Lublin (Poland) and Lithuania would deploy six officers there. Meanwhile battalions attached to the brigade would be stationed in all three countries.

Read the full article at the Baltic Times.