Lithuania: German brigade to consist of volunteers: general

Germany’s Bundeswehr expects that the German brigade to be deployed in Lithuania will be made up of volunteers, Major General Ruprecht von Butler, commander of the German 10th Panzer Division, said, BNS reports. He assured that there would be enough troops willing to volunteer. Germany will deploy around 5,000 troops to Lithuania over 2025-2026, and the plan is for the brigade to reach full operational capability in 2027. The German-led NATO Enhanced Forward Presence battle group will be integrated into the brigade. Some troops will arrive in Lithuania together with their families.