Britain's E-3D Awacs will join the Nato mission in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence said tonight.
– MoD spokesperson
We have said that the UK will meet all our commitments under the next level of Nato Crisis Response measures.
As the UK E-3D Awacs (Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft) is part of the Nato Awacs Force, then it is only right that the UK undertakes its share of this mission.
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.