Deployment of British troops in Germany does not ease tensions with Moscow – ambassador – world


LONDON, November 28. / TASS /. The deployment of British armed forces in Germany will not reduce tensions between NATO countries and Russia, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Andrey Kelin said in an interview with Times radio station.

“NATO is stepping up its presence along the borders of the Russian Federation. We now have a lot of maneuvering in the Baltic Sea,” said the Russian ambassador. “We have strategic aviation, with nuclear warheads, flying 20 km near the borders.”

The ambassador also accused Britain of “getting closer and closer” to Russia’s borders.

On Thursday, British Defense Minister Ben Wallace announced the British armed forces modernization plan titled Future Soldier. Among other things, the document provides for the creation of the “network of regional hubs” in Germany, Kenya and Oman as well as British military expansion around the world. According to the Times newspaper, as part of the plan, London intends to station around 250 pieces of equipment in Germany, including tanks, armored vehicles and drones. It is assumed that the British brigade will be formed in Germany and will be engaged in exercises in various European countries, including Estonia and Poland.

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