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9/28, 11:33 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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NATO to send two jets to Lithuania to monitor Russian activity

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced in a written statement on Thursday it will temporarily deploy Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance jets to Lithuania.

The statement explains that this decision was made "to monitor Russian military activity near the Alliance’s borders," adding that "Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has increased our focus on the security environment in the Baltic Sea region."

The first of two aircraft will arrive on September 28. It was also reported that last week "in the wake of Russian drone strikes near NATO territory" the US sent four additional F-16 fighter jets to Romania.

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