Britain could increase troop deployment to NATO

In a statement the British government said, it is considering to make a major NATO deployment as part of a plan to strengthen Europe’s borders in response to Russia massing troops on Ukraine’s border.

Britain has made it clear, in the event Russia invades Ukraine, along with other nations it would issue swift sanctions.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to visit the region next week and will also speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone.

Johnson is weighing the biggest possible offer to NATO which could see double the number of troops deployed to Estonia.

“This package would send a clear message to the Kremlin – we will not tolerate their destabilising activity, and we will always stand with our NATO allies in the face of Russian hostility,” said Johnson in a statement. “I have ordered our Armed Forces to prepare to deploy across Europe next week, ensuring we are able to support our NATO allies.”

Officials will finalise the details of the offer in Brussels this week, with ministers set to discuss military options later today.

In a statement his office said, Johnson will make a second trip to meet NATO counterparts early next month.

Britain’s defense and foreign ministers are also set to visit Moscow for negotiations with the Russian counterparts with the aim of improving relations and de-escalating tensions.



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