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REFILE-Lithuania calls for more air defences along NATO's eastern border

Reuters · 11/16/2022 03:17
REFILE-Lithuania calls for more air defences along NATO's eastern border

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- NATO should swiftly deploy more air defences on the Polish-Ukrainian border and the rest of the alliance's eastern flank, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Wednesday after Tuesday's missile strike that killed two people in Poland.

"Lithuania will actively support deploying (NATO) air defences along the Polish-Ukrainian border," Nauseda told reporters, adding that this also applied to the rest of the eastern flank.

"I hope by year's NATO summit in Vilnius we will be able to make progress, as the situation confirms it is the right decision and swift implementation", Nauseda said.


(Reporting by Andrius Sytas in Vilnius, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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