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US troops arrive in Lithuania for military exercises as Belarus tensions mount


Several hundred US troops started arriving in NATO member Lithuania on Saturday for military exercises near the border with Belarus, where tensions are mounting over its disputed presidential election.More than a dozen Abrams tanks crossed the Lithuanian border from neighbouring NATO partner Poland on Saturday afternoon, an AFP photographer said.The deployment, to last until November, is “pre-planned and not associated with any events in the region,” a Lithuanian defense ministry statement said.:Belarusian authorities withdraw accreditation of several foreign journalistsBelarusian President lukashenko rejects foreign mediation in post-election crisisVilnius has given refuge to opposition challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who claimed victory in the …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya

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