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NATO minesweepers leave Kiel for Baltic Sea patrol

22 Apr. 2014

A multinational group of four NATO minesweepers and a supply vessel left the German port of Kiel on Tuesday (22 April 2014) to deploy to the Baltic Sea to enhance maritime security and readiness in the region. The five ships are part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One (SNMCMG1). “The Group’s presence contributes to regional maritime security,” said General Philip M. Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR).



Doorstep statement by the NATO Secretary General

16 Apr. 2014

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gave a doorstep statement following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council


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NATO Secretary General says Ukraine crisis amplifies need to boost defence cooperation

15 Apr. 2014

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday (15 April 2014) that the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between NATO, the European Union and with close partners. “We need to train and exercise more together, for instance the NATO Response Force and the EU Battlegroups, so that we stand ready for whatever the future may bring,” the Secretary General said arriving for EU Defence Ministers talks in Luxembourg.


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