German NATO troops return from Lithuania over racism allegations

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Read: 396     09:48     17 June 2021    

Some 30 German soldiers headed home from Lithuania on Thursday in the wake of alleged racist and antisemitic remarks as well as accusations of sexual violence, the Defense Ministry and a military spokesperson said.


Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer confirmed Wednesday that the entire platoon would return to Germany "with immediate effect."

"The misconduct of some soldiers in Lithuania is a slap in the face of all those who serve the security of our country day after day in the #Bundeswehr," she wrote on Twitter.

Kramp-Karrenbauer said any soldiers found guilty would be "punished with the utmost severity."



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German NATO troops return from Lithuania over racism allegations

2021/06/1623908098.jpg
Read: 397     09:48     17 June 2021    

Some 30 German soldiers headed home from Lithuania on Thursday in the wake of alleged racist and antisemitic remarks as well as accusations of sexual violence, the Defense Ministry and a military spokesperson said.


Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer confirmed Wednesday that the entire platoon would return to Germany "with immediate effect."

"The misconduct of some soldiers in Lithuania is a slap in the face of all those who serve the security of our country day after day in the #Bundeswehr," she wrote on Twitter.

Kramp-Karrenbauer said any soldiers found guilty would be "punished with the utmost severity."



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