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Britain's E-3D Awacs will join the Nato mission in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence said tonight.
Nato is sending Awacs surveillance aircraft on reconnaissance flights over Poland and Romania to help monitor the crisis in Ukraine.
Nato ambassadors, acting on a recommendation from the alliance's top military commander US Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, gave the go-ahead to the flights today, a Nato spokesman said.
Nato has said that it will fly Airborne Warning And Control System (Awacs) aircraft over Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine.
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Nato announces Awacs flights over Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine, as 200 troops take over a naval base in Crimea.