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Norwegian naval vessels to the Baltic

NATO has decided to deploy two Norwegian naval vessels to Baltic coastal waters as a reaction to the crisis in the Ukraine. This has been confirmed by the Norwegian Defence Department.

 

The two vessels are part of NATO's minesweeper force, normally patrolling in waters of the larger area of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The force also consists of vessels from Belgium, Estonia and the Netherlands.

The NATO High Command has now decided that the two vessels will be stationed near the Baltic states for an indefinite period as a reaction to the Ukraine situation.

Canada and the US have stationed military aircraft in the region for the same reason.

(NRK/Aftenposten)

 


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