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    According to a press release issued by Pentagon, the US secretary of defense has arrived in Lithuania for meetings with local officials and a visit to a NATO battlegroup deployment site.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has arrived in Lithuania for meetings with local officials and a visit to a NATO battlegroup deployment site, the Department of Defense said in a release on Tuesday.

    "Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania today where he will ‎meet with Baltic leaders and visit an enhanced forward presence NATO battlegroup," the release stated.

    A decision of the alliance to deploy four multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland was announced by the alliance's secretary general after the NATO summit in July 2016.


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