April 20, 2018 / 3:23 PM / in a year

Lithuania wants more NATO anti-aircraft missiles to deter Russia

VILNIUS, April 20 (Reuters) - Lithuania wants the United States to bring more defence systems such as long-range Patriot and short-range Avenger missiles to the Baltics where some fear Russia is more powerful in the air.

The country has asked Washington to install the systems more regularly for exercises, arguing NATO needs to know the region well in case of conflict, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis told Reuters. (Reporting By Andrius Sytas Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Robin Pomeroy)

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