Dutch F-16 fighter jets patrol Baltic skies

Four Dutch airforce F-16 fighter jets are patrolling the skies above Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from Monday, broadcaster RTL news reports.

Ministers agreed in May the Dutch jets would form part of the Nato effort in the Baltics until the end of 2014. The Baltic states requested extra Nato support following the Russian annexation of Crimea and its intervention in Ukraine.

The F-16s are based in north eastern Poland.

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