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The United Kingdom’s Royal Navy is to send five extra ships to the Baltic Sea as part of a NATO buildup against Russia, The Guardian reported on Wednesday, referring to NATO describing the measure as a “more muscular” approach to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

A sizeable contingent of British troops are also likely to contribute to a new NATO force of up to 6,000 to be stationed on a rotational basis in six countries bordering Russia.

The UK, which already has planes operating in the Baltic states and regularly sends troops to the region on training exercises, is to deploy a Type 23 Frigate – HMS Iron Duke – with the NATO force in the Baltic, as well as a Type-45 destroyer and three minesweepers, with, in all, 530 naval personnel.

The UK defense secretary, Michael Fallon, who is scheduled to attend a two-day NATO meeting on Wednesday in Brussels with an agenda dominated by Russia, announced that the UK is to contribute to a permanent NATO naval force for the first time since 2010.

Editor: Editor: Dario Cavegn



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