NATO to send ships to Baltic to bolster defence of E.European allies

Apr 18, 2014    

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of a drive to step up the defence of eastern European allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, the military alliance said on Thursday.Separately, Canada said it had offered six CF-18 fighter planes as its contribution to NATO efforts to beef up its presence in eastern Europe and reassure nervous allies there that NATO would protect them in the event of any Russian aggression.The Pentagon said it would extend its own deployment of F-16 fighter jets to Poland through the end of the year, and...

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