US:NATO steps up operations in Ukraine crisis

April 17, 2014 3:16 AM

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US:NATO steps up operations in Ukraine crisis

The US and its NATO allies have agreed to step up air patrols over the Baltic nations and to deploy additional warships in response to Russia's military build-up near Ukraine.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will also send military personnel to conduct training and exercises in Eastern Europe after allies called for a more visible show of strength from the 28-nation alliance, officials said.

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