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NATO military exercises in Europe take on new urgency

British soldiers participate in an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

British soldiers participate in an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

British soldiers participate in an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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Italian paratroopers parachute after jumping from C-130 aircraft as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Italian paratroopers parachute after jumping from C-130 aircraft as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Italian paratroopers parachute after jumping from C-130 aircraft as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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Smoke rises during training at a German army base on a NATO media day, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Smoke rises during training at a German army base on a NATO media day, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Smoke rises during training at a German army base on a NATO media day, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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Soldiers participate in 'Flaming Sword' training carried out by NATO allied troops in Klaipeda, Lithuania, May 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Soldiers participate in 'Flaming Sword' training carried out by NATO allied troops in Klaipeda, Lithuania, May 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Soldiers participate in 'Flaming Sword' training carried out by NATO allied troops in Klaipeda, Lithuania, May 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Soldiers are seen on vessels as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Soldiers are seen on vessels as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Soldiers are seen on vessels as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Soldiers shoot from a howitzer during training at a German army base, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Soldiers shoot from a howitzer during training at a German army base, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Soldiers shoot from a howitzer during training at a German army base, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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Soldiers take position during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Soldiers take position during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Soldiers take position during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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Ammunition for a howitzer is seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Ammunition for a howitzer is seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Ammunition for a howitzer is seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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Soldiers participate in 'Flaming Sword' training carried out by NATO allied troops, in Klaipeda, Lithuania, May 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Soldiers participate in 'Flaming Sword' training carried out by NATO allied troops, in Klaipeda, Lithuania, May 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Soldiers participate in 'Flaming Sword' training carried out by NATO allied troops, in Klaipeda, Lithuania, May 11. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Romanian helicopter Puma 330 is seen as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Romanian helicopter Puma 330 is seen as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Romanian helicopter Puma 330 is seen as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup tanks and infantry fighting vehicles fire during Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup tanks and infantry fighting vehicles fire during Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup tanks and infantry fighting vehicles fire during Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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British soldiers participate in an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

British soldiers participate in an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

British soldiers participate in an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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A self-propelled gun, Panzerhaubitze 2000, is seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

A self-propelled gun, Panzerhaubitze 2000, is seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

A self-propelled gun, Panzerhaubitze 2000, is seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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British soldiers prepare for Swift Response 22 exercises carried out by NATO allied troops at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

British soldiers prepare for Swift Response 22 exercises carried out by NATO allied troops at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

British soldiers prepare for Swift Response 22 exercises carried out by NATO allied troops at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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Members of the special forces take part in 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' training of medical and casualty night evacuations in Spilve, Latvia, May 10. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Members of the special forces take part in 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' training of medical and casualty night evacuations in Spilve, Latvia, May 10. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Members of the special forces take part in 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' training of medical and casualty night evacuations in Spilve, Latvia, May 10. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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A soldier hangs on a rope attached to Romanian helicopter Puma 330 as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

A soldier hangs on a rope attached to Romanian helicopter Puma 330 as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

A soldier hangs on a rope attached to Romanian helicopter Puma 330 as Romanian, British and U.S. maritime NATO forces carry out 'Exercise Trojan Footprint' exercises at sea off Constanta, Romania, May 9. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Belgian soldiers take part in training at a German army base on a NATO media day in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Belgian soldiers take part in training at a German army base on a NATO media day in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Belgian soldiers take part in training at a German army base on a NATO media day in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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Norwegian troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup prepare for Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Norwegian troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup prepare for Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Norwegian troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup prepare for Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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British soldiers deploy for an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

British soldiers deploy for an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

British soldiers deploy for an exercise as NATO allied troops carry out Swift Response 22 exercises at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia, May 12. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
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Self-propelled guns, Panzerhaubitze 2000, are seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Self-propelled guns, Panzerhaubitze 2000, are seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Self-propelled guns, Panzerhaubitze 2000, are seen during training at a German army base in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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German and Canadian troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup prepare during Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

German and Canadian troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup prepare during Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

German and Canadian troops of NATO enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup prepare during Iron Spear 2022 military exercise in Adazi military field, Latvia, May 11. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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A soldier looks through binoculars during training at a German army base on a NATO media day, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

A soldier looks through binoculars during training at a German army base on a NATO media day, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

A soldier looks through binoculars during training at a German army base on a NATO media day, in which up to 7,500 soldiers from 9 nations take part, in Munster, Germany, May 10. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
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