Watch as NATO planes patrol Europe’s borders with Russia

NATO planes patrol Europe’s borders with Russia

NATO planes patrol Europe’s borders with Russia Source: NATO

With little end of the war in sight and amid growing threats from Russia, NATO has stepped up its presence in Europe with planes that patrol borders and along the Mediterranean ocean.

NATO said earlier this week that it was shoring up defences in Eastern Europe to provide more protection to those countries on the border with Russia, with countries who in the past chose to remain neutral now giving serious consideration to membership of the organisation.

The increased activity includes moving additional troops and equipment into the area as well moving forward plans to introduce more sophisticated air defence systems.

Ground and air forces have been conducting preparedness in Estonia with Belgian F-16s and UK, French and Danish soldiers in the NATO multinational battalion. The training missions have enabled the Belgian air force to build relationships with allies in Estonia, ensuring critical relationship and communications are in place.

Allies have also been conducting air patrols along EU borders ensuring no further invasions of air space by Russian military and commercial aircraft, the latter banned from the area under European sanctions. Planes are also patrolling the Mediterranean ensuring that the war doesn’t spill out from the Crimean sea into European territory.

The war has brought NATO members together and has reminded countries of the need to protect their borders as allied planes patrol Europe’s borders with Russia.

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