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NATO to fly AWACS over Poland, Romania to monitor Ukraine crisis

Monday, 10 March 2014 - 10:38pm IST | Agency: Reuters

 NATO will start AWACS reconnaissance flights over Poland and Romania to help monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the alliance said on Monday.

NATO ambassadors, acting on a recommendation from the alliance's top military commander U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, gave the go-ahead to the flights on Monday, a NATO spokesman said.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; editing by Justyna Pawlak)

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