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Ukraine crisis: Britain preps big troop deployment in Europe

Boris Johnson said the deployment would send a clear message to Kremlin

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The offer, set to be made to Nato military chiefs next week, could see London double the approximately 1,150 UK troops currently in eastern European countries

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Britain is preparing to offer Nato a "major" deployment of troops, weapons, warships and jets in Europe, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced, to respond to rising "Russian hostility" towards Ukraine.

The offer, set to be made to NATO military chiefs next week, could see London double the approximately 1,150 UK troops currently in eastern European countries and "defensive weapons" sent to Estonia, his office said.

"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 Russian hostility," Johnson said in a statement late Saturday.

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First Published: Jan 30 2022 | 10:27 PM IST

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