More German troops and equipment have arrived in Lithuania following NATO’s decision to increase presence on the Alliance’s eastern flank. Over 200 soldiers from Germany’s 413 Light Infantry Battalion and 50 vehicles disembarked at the port of Klaipeda on 5 October 2022. They will be joining the approximately 1,500 German troops already deployed to the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania, along with forces from Belgium, Czechia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway.
At the Madrid Summit in June 2022, NATO Leaders decided to strengthen NATO’s forward defences, including by enhancing NATO’s battlegroups in the eastern part of the Alliance up to brigade level, a force usually made up of around 3,000-5,000 soldiers.
(00:00) CLOSE SHOT GERMAN TROOPS WAITING FOR ARRIVAL OF SHIP AT KLAIPEDA PORT
(00:05) MEDIUM SHOT GERMAN ARMY ARMOURED ENGINEER VEHICLE BEING OFFLOADED ON A FLATBED TRUCK
(00:18) MEDIUM SHOT GERMAN ARMY FENNEK SCOUT VEHICLE DRIVING THROUGH KLAIPEDA PORT
(00:22) CLOSE SHOT COMMANDER OF A GERMAN ARMY FENNEK SCOUT VEHICLE STANDING IN THE TURRET HATCH
(00:33) WIDE SHOTS GERMAN ARMY TRANSPORT TRUCK DRIVING OUT OF A SHIP
(00:58) WIDE SHOT GERMAN ARMY TRANSPORT TRUCK DRIVING OUT OF A SHIP
(01:04) MEDIUM SHOTS GERMAN ARMY BOXER ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLE DRIVING OUT OF A SHIP
(01:41) MEDIUM SHOT GERMAN ARMY FUCHS ARMOURED VEHICLE DRIVING OFF A SHIP
(01:53) MEDIUM SHOTS GERMAN ARMY BOXER ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLE DRIVING OUT OF A SHIP
(02:16) WIDE SHOT GERMAN ARMY BOXER ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES LINED UP AT KLAIPEDA PORT
(02:22) MEDIUM SHOT GERMAN CREW MEMBER OF BOXER ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLE STANDS ATOP VEHICLE AT SUNSET