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NATO deploys response units to bolster defenses

US soldiers line up during the visit of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase, near the Black Sea port city of Constanta, eastern Romania, February 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
US soldiers line up during the visit of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase, near the Black Sea port city of Constanta, eastern Romania, February 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance is bolstering its defenses with troops and air power on its eastern flank in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

He said allies had activated defense plans and “as a result … are deploying elements of the NATO Response Force on land, at sea and in the air,” including thousands more troops and over 100 jets put on high alert in 30 locations, he said.

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