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Anders Fogh Rasmussen
NATO steps up operations in response to Russian buildup near Ukraine
NATO steps up operations in response to Russian buildup near Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The United States and its NATO allies agreed Wednesday to step up air patrols over the Baltic nations and to deploy additional warships in response to Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization 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. “We have seen a Russian force that ... imposed its will on a sovereign nation and now has annexed a portion of that sovereign nation,” U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s top commander, told reporters after an alliance...

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