Britain will send 8 thousand troops to exercises to combat “Russian aggression”

The British Ministry of Defense announced that some of the largest exercises since the Cold War will be held in Eastern Europe this summer; the maneuvers were planned for a long time, but they decided to speed up the preparations due to the Russian military operation in Ukraine .jpg” alt=”Britain to send 8,000 troops to counter 'Russian aggression' exercises” />

About 8,000 British Army personnel will take part in exercises in Eastern Europe, the purpose of which will be to practice actions to combat “Russian aggression”, writes The Guardian. The maneuvers will take place in the summer, they will be one of the largest since the Cold War.

The British Ministry of Defense said that the exercises were planned for a long time, their preparation was accelerated due to the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

The exercises are to be held in a number of countries from Finland to North Macedonia, tens of thousands of military personnel of the countries will be involved in them NATO and the United Expeditionary Force (the alliance was created in 2014 and includes the UK, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden).

Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddis said that Britain “makes a significant contribution to the defense of Europe and the deterrence of Russian aggression.” British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, for his part, said that “the security of Europe is more important than ever.”

On April 28, Poland announced that it would hold military exercises in May, due to which there would be “heavy traffic” on highways from the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, which borders the Kaliningrad region of Russia, and other regions of the country. columns with military equipment. Citizens were asked not to publish photos with military installations for security reasons.

April 18, exercises involving NATO units began in Latvia. NAMEJS 2022 maneuvers will be held until May 27, about 3 thousand military men will be involved in them

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