Lithuanian Armed Forces have set up a forward operating base 6 kilometers from the border with Hrodna region, reports the website of the Lithuanian army.
The need to attract additional units of the Lithuanian Armed Forces arose in connection with this year’s migration crisis on the border between Belarus and the European Union.
Local businessmen presented to the military the territory, where they set up a base. Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys, commander of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, visited it on November 19.
NATO’s Forward Operating Base (FOB) is usually set up during various operations and missions close to the object of the operation. Soldiers live, rest, train and leave for the battlefields at the base. The Druskininkai base has all the usual infrastructure for such sites: tents with heating, canteen, sanitary areas, technical parking lots, lighting and everything needed for permanent living.