Great Britain intends to strengthen its military contingent near the Russian borders as part of NATO forces, which are located on the territory of Estonia. This was stated by the head of the British Ministry of Defense Ben Wallace. The main purpose of strengthening is to "contain" Russia.
London is the leader of the so-called Extended Forward Presence Unit, which is stationed in Estonia and consists of two battle groups.
“This does not necessarily mean that they will always be in Estonia, they may well return to the UK. But their command and control, as well as their forward units, will most likely be located in Estonia, where they are now,” Wallace said in a statement. interview with Sky News.
It is possible that a NATO brigade headquarters will be created in the Baltics. Other countries of the alliance may follow the example of Britain. Germany has already announced that it is ready to send troops to Lithuania.
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