Denmark to send six fighter jets to Baltics in May: ForMin

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Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:40 AM

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark is to send six F16 fighter jets to the Baltic countries Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to help patrol their airspace, Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said.

Patrols will begin on May 1 and will be part of an expanded NATO air policing mission to reassure eastern members of the alliance following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

(Reporting by Teis Jensen and Erik Matzen; Editing by John Stonestreet)