The Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering to deploy the Royal Navy and RAF Typhoon fighter jets to protect southeastern Europe.
This move would reinforce the British battlegroup who are currently in Estonia and Latvia amid the continuing Russian build up of troops and military hardware.
“We are considering deploying RAF Typhoon fighters and Royal Navy warships to protect southeastern Europe,” Johnson wrote to The Times on Monday.
“NATO allies are agreed that we are willing to send more forces to guarantee the security of our allies on the eastern flank.
“The Foreign Ministers of Latvia and Estonia have called for extra support due to the Russian military build-up in Belarus.
“We stand ready to provide it,” Johnson added.
On Monday the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced that the government are to send hundreds of more troops to Poland.
This comes as Russia is continuing to build up their military on the border with the Ukraine and also in Belarus which borders Poland.
Last month the Prime Minister warned in a statement to the House of Commons that the British Army are ready to “lead” a fight against Russia should they invade Ukraine.
The Prime Minister told MPs on the Commons, “The British Army leads the NATO battle group in Estonia.
“If Russia invades Ukraine, we [UK] would look to contribute to any new NATO deployments to protect our allies in Europe.”
On Monday the Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a chilling warning that if he does not get his own way there could be a nuclear war in Europe.
Putin warned, “do you understand” if the “Ukraine joins NATO” then Europe will be pulled into a “war” with Russia.
The Russian President said, “I want to stress it one more time. I’ve been saying it, but I’d very much want you to finally hear me, and to deliver it to your audience in print, TV and online.
“Do you understand it or not, that if Ukraine joins NATO and attempts to bring Crimea back by military means, the European countries will be automatically pulled into a war conflict with Russia?
“Of course the [military] potential of NATO and Russia are incomparable.
“We understand it. But we also understand that Russia is one of the leading nuclear states, and by some modern components it even outperforms many.
“There will be no winners, and you will be pulled into this conflict against your will.
“You won’t even have time to blink your eye when you execute Article 5 (collective defence of NATO members).”
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