USAF ground support aircraft A-10 participates in the multinational NATO exercise Saber Strike in Adazi, Latvia, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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Latvia said Friday it would buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from the United States next year, amid concern in the ex-Soviet Baltic state over Russia's sabre-rattling in the region.He added that the total cost and number of missiles would be decided after the EU and NATO member agrees next year's budget, which is likely to happen in October.He said the Stingers would likely be kept at the Adazi military base near capital Riga -- the same base due to host heavy US weaponry starting later this year as part of a reinforcement of Baltic defenses announced last month.
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