US Army Servicemen Arrive in Lithuania for Joint Drills - Defense Ministry

© REUTERS / Ints Kalnins A U.S. soldier greets the media as custom officers inspect an Abrams main battle tank, for U.S. troops deployed in the Baltics as part of NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve
A U.S. soldier greets the media as custom officers inspect an Abrams main battle tank, for U.S. troops deployed in the Baltics as part of NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve - Sputnik International
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A hundred US army soldiers arrived in Lithuania on Monday to carry out joint exercises, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

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VILNIUS (Sputnik) — The US soldiers will participate in military exercises in the Lithuanian western city of Klaipeda until April, the ministry said. The drills will involve US military equipment, including 155 mm M777 howitzers, as well as armored off-road vehicles and trucks.

The deployed troops belong to the 3rd Squadron, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army Europe.

US Army has been carrying out Operation Atlantic Resolve in Europe since early 2014, as a demonstration of continued commitment to NATO collective security in the region.

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