UK Troops Sent to Poland to Help with Border Situation

British troops have been sent to Poland’s border to support the Polish army amid the massive spillover of migrants from Belarus.

“A small team of UK Armed Forces personnel have deployed following an agreement with the Polish Government to explore how we can provide engineering support to address the ongoing situation at the Belarus border,” said the UK Defence Ministry.

The troops however would only provide engineering support while no other duties were announced.

Mariusz Blaszczak, said that the British troops have already started a “reconnaissance” mission with their own troops. 

On the other side of the border, Russian paratroops were also deployed for alleged “drills.”

“A unit of Russian paratroopers will practice a landing in an unknown territory in the Hrodna region of Belarus on Nov 12 as part of drills to inspect combat readiness of the paratrooper forces,” said the Russian defense ministry.

The Russian defense ministry clarified that the troops will eventually return back to their base in Russia after the exercises. 


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