NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of measures to step up the defense of its Eastern European allies in response to the Ukraine crisis, the alliance said on Thursday, April 17, reports LETA.
A multinational group of five small ships - four minesweepers and a support vessel - will be sent to the Baltic Sea "for the foreseeable future," a spokesman for NATO's Maritime Command said. NATO has made clear it does not plan to get involved militarily in Ukraine, which is not a NATO member. But it said on Wednesday it would send more...
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