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VILNIUS, July 18 (Itar-Tass) - Lithuania has sent its own group of 20 soldiers to guard sea vessels to take part in the EU Atalanta Mission to fight piracy near Somalia’s coasts.
“This will be the largest contribution to military operations under the EU auspices and the first maritime operation, which involves Lithuanian servicemen,” the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.
The unit has been formed on the base of Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanized Infantry Battalion. It will replace servicemen from Finland and serve near the coasts of Somali till December.
Lithuanian servicemen will guard ships, which deliver humanitarian cargoes to Africa within the international programme of foodstuffs aid.