Costa to visit Portuguese military stationed in Lithuania

PM António Costa will be in Lithuania early next week ahead of the long-announced NATO summit, scheduled to start in the country’s capital, Vilnius, on Tuesday. The idea is that the prime minister first visits Portuguese military stationed in the Baltic state that shares borders with both Russia and Belarus (as well as Poland and Latvia). There are currently 118 Portuguese soldiers involved in the NATO mission to ensure security of Lithuania’s borders. After his visit to the military on Monday, the PM will travel on to Vilnius for the summit that is expected to announce new Allied commitments with regard to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.