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US forces with Javelin anti-tank missiles on exercise in Estonia in 2015 (Photo: defense.gov)

Spectre of reprisals over EU arms shipments to Ukraine

Nato and EU countries are moving weapons into Ukraine in an operation shrouded in secrecy out of fear of Russian reprisals.

Some shipments are being coordinated via logistics hubs in Poland, where Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg flew Tuesday (28 February) to a military base in Łask, some 300km from the Ukrainian border, accompanied by Danish F-16 warplanes.

Poland has several Russian-made Mig fighter jets that could be made available to Ukrainian pilots, but Stoltenberg'...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

US forces with Javelin anti-tank missiles on exercise in Estonia in 2015 (Photo: defense.gov)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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