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NATO bolsters chemical, nuclear defences for eastern flank troops

NATO is stepping up chemical and nuclear defences for it forces in eastern Europe in the face of fears over Russia’s war on Ukraine, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.

“Our top military commander General Wolters has activated NATO’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence elements, and allies are deploying additional chemical and biological and nuclear defences to reinforce our existing and new battle groups,” Stoltenberg told journalists after a NATO summit in Brussels.


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