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Great Britain will transfer troops to Germany in case of war with Russia

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Zhanna Odnozerkina

The British army returns to Germany “in the face of a threat from Russia.” In case of war, London plans to establish three new bases – in Germany, Kenya and Oman. The priority will be the formation in the FRG, where Great Britain will transfer numerous weapons. Gazeta.Ru – what is known about the intentions of the British Armed Forces.
The British Armed Forces have developed a plan in case of war with Russia – London is going to redeploy its contingent and create a new generation of bases in Germany and some African countries, namely, in Kenya and Oman. This became known from the publication of The Times .
It says that London expects to send a detachment of 250 people closer to Eastern Europe “in the face of the threat from Russia.” The forward base will be located in the German village of Sennelager (part of the city of Paderborn). It, like the bases in Kenya and Oman, will be a land-based regional hub for the British army.
This, Britain expects, will allow the country to be prepared for rapid deployment of its weapons and movements on the continent if war breaks out with Russia. “I am placing a special emphasis on Germany, where we will move a significant number of our armored vehicles so that we can move faster if needed anywhere on the land of the continent,” said Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddies.
Recall that Great Britain announced the early withdrawal of its troops from Germany, where they had been stationed since the end of World War II (the 1954 Deployment Treaty and the 1951 NATO Status of Forces Agreement laid the foundation for finding foreign wax ), in 2010 … At that time, the British military contingent in the country was about 20 thousand people. It was planned that by 2020 all servicemen would return to their homeland. This decision was justified by the course of saving the defense budget of London – a priority task of the Tories who won the 2010 parliamentary elections .
However, years later, including against the background of the Crimean issue, the initiative was adjusted. In 2018, London announced the need not only not to reduce its military contingent in Germany, but, moreover, to strengthen it. The motivation was the same as now: to strengthen the defense of the eastern flank of Europe in the event of a Russian attack and “keep up with the enemy.” As for armament, London is strengthening it too. Upgraded Challenger 3 tanks, Boxer armored personnel carriers and Ajax tanks will be sent to the new facilities. In addition, demining vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, tankers and artillery equipment will be deployed there.
Despite the creation of three new bases, the number of the regular British army, according to Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace, is planned to be reduced – from 82 thousand people to 73 thousand.
Thus, Britain will get rid of 33 army facilities, most of which are small military formations, reserve centers and training centers for cadets.
The infantry will be reorganized into four new divisions of 4 thousand people. Each of them will have a squad of rangers – these are special forces specializing in hybrid conflicts. The fact that the Regiment of Rangers would appear at London became known back in March. At the same time when Great Britain presented a project for a large-scale modernization of its army. The current activity of the British Armed Forces is taking place against the backdrop of massive reports from foreign media that Russia is allegedly preparing to attack Ukraine. US officials express a version according to which the Russian Federation is arranging “provocations” at the border, moving its troops there.
Kiev within the country has not yet come to an agreement on this issue. Contrary to Washington’s statements about the build-up of the Russian military contingent on the border, the Ukrainian side is not aware of this, but does not rule out anything. The head of intelligence, Kirill Budanov, argued that the threat of an attack from the Russian Federation really exists – and this supposedly should happen at the beginning of 2022. The next day, NSDC secretary Aleksey Danilov denied his words , noting that there were no definite actions on the part of Moscow indicating this at the moment.

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