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    UK Sends 1,600 Troops to Jordan for Snap Deployment Drills in E Europe

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    According to a British military source cited by UK media, the snap deployment drills are about being "prepared to join the US in Ukraine".

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over 1,600 British troops will participate in the upcoming military drills in Jordan to practice snap deployment in the event of potential conflicts in Eastern Europe, local media reported.

    "This isn’t a counter-ISIL [Daesh terrorisg group, outlawed in Russia] exercise. If anything, this is much more about us being prepared to join the US in Ukraine than it is in Syria," a British military source was quoted as saying about the drills by The Daily Telegraph on Sunday.

    The media added that over 300 military vehicles were expected to take part in the exercise.

    The United States and its NATO allies have been building up their combined military presence in Europe, particularly in Eastern European countries bordering Russia, using Russia's alleged interference in Ukraine as a pretext for the move.

    Moscow has repeatedly stressed it is not a party to the Ukrainian conflict, and that military expansion toward Russia's borders increases tensions and threatens regional and international security.


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      Wow ... Another 1600 Brits to die in Ukriane ,,, on top of the 10,000 so far .. lol !
    • Drain the swamp
      I hope they know Southern Syria is covered by an umbrella of Iskanders based around Damascus, the Patriots in Jordan are no defence, we might see Georgia 2.0 if NATO tries to enter Syria from Jordan.
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      backfromthegraavin reply toDrain the swamp(Show commentHide comment)
      WW3 is here, who cares ,,,, we are only talking brits ,,,, thousands dead in syria already
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      They could be used in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, China . . . .
    • Matrix 68
      If they were preparing to provide support to the fascists in Kiev, shouldn't they be training in a European woodland/steppe environment and against a well drilled, intelligent opponet? The operational expertise the Brits are showing here makes them look stupid. Jordan looks nothing like Ukraine, the terrain is totally different not to mention the desert hues and minimal cover. Most importantly, the Donbass militias are actually well trained in the Russian military school of tactics, vastly superior fighters with the strong will to fight until victory since they're defending their people and homes.
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