Nato has decided to reinforce its forces in eastern Europe "immediately" as a result of the crisis in Ukraine, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said.
"You will see deployments at sea, in the air, on land to take place immediately, that means within days," Mr Rasmussen told a news conference.
The move means Nato fighter planes will fly more sorties over the Baltic region, with ships being sent to the Baltic sea and the eastern Mediterranean.
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