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UK to send 800 military men to Norway in 2019

This step is being taken as part of the "defense strategy of the Arctic" from the Russian threat
19:07, 30 September 2018

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The United Kingdom in 2019 will send 800 servicemen to a new military base in northern Norway. This is reported by The Telergraf.

According to the information, this step is being done within the framework of the "defense strategy of the Arctic" from the Russian threat. Thus, London will react to Moscow's activity in the Arctic region, which has grown in recent years.

It is pointed out that Russia has resumed work on military bases that have remained since the USSR and increased the activity of submarines in the region to a level close to the times of the cold war. Therefore, the British authorities intend to demonstrate their presence in the Arctic and protect their interests in this region.

In addition to Britain, servicemen from Norway, the United States and the Netherlands will also be deployed at the military base. In October, NATO military exercises will be held.

Earlier we reported United States was considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression. Trump said that on Tuesday after the meeting with President of Poland Andrzej Duda, Reuters reported.

“We’re looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it’s something that we are considering, yes,” Trump told reporters.

According to Reuters, Polish President Andrzej Duda asked Trump for a permanent U.S. base during a White House meeting, offering to name it “Fort Trump,” and explaining it would be a bulwark against what he considers a threat from Russia.

Trump said he agreed with Duda that Moscow had “acted aggressively” in the region and said the request for a base was under consideration. He said he appreciated Duda’s offer to put more than $2 billion into the project.

Earlier it was reported that Albania is intended to build the first NATO airbase in the Balkans in Kuçovë city. The investments of NATO for the first stage of the project will amount to 58 million USD, the project to start at the end of 2018.

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