800 British troops to deploy to Estonia in response to increased tensions with Russia

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The 800 troops that will be committed by Britain to Estonia will help form one of four NATO battalions in the region that are being assembled amid growing tension between the west and Russia. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Theresa May who called for the international community to put additional pressure on Moscow regarding Russian actions in Syria.

What we have seen, sadly, is that the Russians are already able to unleash attacks on innocent civilians in Syria. What matters is that we put pressure on Russia to do what everybody agrees is the only way that we are going to resolve this issue, which is to ensure that we have a political transition in Syria, and that’s where we should focus our attention.

admiral-kuznetsov-aircraft-carrier-russian-navyThe announcement comes in the wake of Britain and other NATO countries putting pressure on Spain (also a NATO member) to refuse permission for…

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