UK to send troops to Poland amid concern about Russian buildup

Britain and Poland ‘stand side by side’ as concern mounts about possible Russian invasion of Ukraine

Britain has agreed to send a further 350 troops to Poland, in a move intended to demonstrate that the two countries stand together amid concerns that the Ukraine crisis could spill over into eastern Europe.

The deployment was agreed bilaterally – meaning it takes place outside Nato’s structures – and comes a few days after the US announced it would send in 1,700 paratroop reinforcements into Poland.

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