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.
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