Yesterday, UK forces arrived to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank, deterring Russian aggression threatening the territorial sovereignty of member states.
- NATO allies are united in response to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and are collectively taking a range of measures to protect their security and deter further aggression.
- That is why the UK has deployed Royal Navy ships to the eastern Mediterranean and British Army troops and armoured vehicles to Estonia with equipment and around 1000 troops arriving over the coming days. This will lead to a doubling of UK presence in Estonia, where the UK leads a NATO battlegroup as part of the Alliance’s enhanced Forward Presence.
- Alongside our allies, Britain will make all deployments necessary to ensure strong and credible defence across the Alliance now, and in the future.