The Lithuanian border will be guarded by Portuguese and Spanish fighters
Four Portuguese F-16 fighters and six Spanish Eurofighter Typhon perebeinos to the Zokniai airbase in Lithuania, according to the national Ministry of defence.
In addition, Lithuania will arrive 90 soldiers from Portugal and 130 from Spain.
The change of dislocation planes takes place in the framework of NATO agreements. The duties of the Portuguese officers will include command of the 47th mission of the Alliance to patrol the Baltic airspace. Air force of countries of the Iberian Peninsula will replace the Danish air wing stationed in Lithuania since January.
In April to support the Baltic States, including the military, has promised the U.S. government. After meeting with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to provide the Baltic States with $3 million on “countering disinformation from the Russian side”.