The NATO troops dispatched to this Baltic state are being discriminated against, the country's police commissioner said Thursday, by prostitutes who charge them more than three times as much money as Lithuanian clients.

In recent days, prostitutes have been arriving in the city of Siauliai, where 100 NATO soldiers are stationed, part of a team to service four Belgian F-16s that patrol the skies above Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Police Commissioner General Vytautas Grigaravicius told journalists.

He said that the sex workers were hiking their rates for the western troops, who come from Belgium and Norway.