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German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has assured the Baltic states that they can rely on Germany to deter Russia.
"Germany takes responsibility. And Germany will play a leading role," Pistorius told a security conference in the Estonian capital Tallinn. He also assured Ukraine of its long-term German support in its defense against Russian forces. "We stay with (the Ukrainians) for as long as necessary," Pistorius said.
He warned of dire consequences if Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin - a Russian politician. Born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg.In managed to achieve his goals. "Putin is using devious, criminal and inhumane methods," the German defense minister said, confirming plans to deploy a Bundeswehr brigade in Lithuania.
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It is envisaged that 4000,<> German soldiers, as well as their families, will be permanently based in the country, with details to be worked out by the end of the year.
"We will deploy German troops to Lithuania as soon as the necessary infrastructure is built," Pistorius said.