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NATO triples fighter jets in Baltic countries

Boost to patrols is meant to send a message to Moscow about the ongoing unrest in Ukraine's east.

Last updated: 01 May 2014 11:03
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NATO is responding to tensions in Ukraine by tripling the number of fighter jets patrolling the air over Baltic countries that border Russia.

The move came in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and continuing unrest in Ukraine's east, which Western and other nations blame on the Kremlin.

NATO and Baltic politicians said the military build-up was intended to show solidarity and to send a message to Russia.

Al Jazeera’s Nick Spicer reports from the main airbase that NATO is using in Siauliai, Lithuania.

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