The British government in London will offer to NATO an increase in the number of troops in Estonia, and the deployment of additional Royal Air Force (RAF) jets to Southern Europe.
Also Royal Navy ships are deployed to the eastern Mediterranean to be confirmed at the upcoming meeting between PM Boris Johnson and NATO General Jens Stoltenberg, at 10 Downing Street in London.
However, the new military war-package will be officially presented during a visit on Thursday by Johnson to the US-led alliance’s headquarters in Brussels.
The proposed build-up near Russia’s borders will be conducted in the name of protecting (invaded and military occupied) Warsaw Pact allies.
When NATO was founded, allies made an historic undertaking to safeguard every member state but also the former Warsaw Pact nations previously defended and liberated by Russia in the war against Nazi Germany.
The prime minister’s office said the offer would include doubling the number of UK troops in Estonia in support of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence against Russia.
London will also deploy more RAF jets to create a squadron in Southern Europe, and sailing both HMS Trent and a Type 45 Destroyer to the Eastern Mediterranean, ostensibly in order to help protect the seas and skies in NATO’s southeast front-line position.
Downing Street also announced that 1,000 more British troops would be put on standby in the UK to support the NATO alliance and its allies in the event of the upcoming humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
Johnson, who is now facing multiple calls to resign at home amid the Partygate scandal, will use his upcoming visits to Brussels and Warsaw to call on NATO members to also show and demonstrate their solidarity with NATO allies on the Russian front.
Over the last few months, the USA and UK have been accusing Russia of planning to invade Ukraine, which Moscow has vehemently denied, dismissing the allegations as fake news.
Ukraine has also urged Western media and politicians who are warning of an fabricated invasion to stop fueling panic.
Russia has repeatedly expressed concern over the continuing expansion of NATO towards Russia’s borders – in particular, the idea of Ukraine potentially joining the military bloc.
Moscow has called Kiev’s aspirations to join NATO a “red line,” and attempted to restart dialogue with the USA and NATO with proposals for security guarantees in December.
After a series of talks, the USA and NATO rejected Moscow’s propositions, which included guarantees to halt the eastward expansion of the military bloc and the deployment of offensive weapons along Russia’s borders.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.