British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will go to Poland on Thursday, a Polish international ministry spokesman stated, after Britain promised to ship 350 extra troops to Poland’s border with Belarus.
“The prime minister is coming tomorrow,” spokesman Lukasz Jasina instructed AFP on Wednesday when requested about Johnson’s plans.
Jasina stated Johnson would meet together with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki and doubtless additionally with British troops within the nation.
Britain has already deployed round 100 troops — navy engineers — to Poland to assist guard the border after 1000’s of migrants tried to cross over from Belarus.
The West accused the Belarusian regime of encouraging the migrants — most of them from the Center East — to cross as retaliation towards sanctions in a type of unconventional “hybrid” warfare.
Belarus, an in depth Russian ally, denied this.
British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace on Monday stated the extra troops have been being despatched in a “bilateral deployment to indicate that we are able to work collectively and ship a robust sign that Britain and Poland stand aspect by aspect”.
In latest weeks, Russia has despatched tens of 1000’s of troops to its border with Ukraine and into components of neighbouring Belarus, sparking fears within the West of a potential invasion of Ukraine.
Russia has denied having any plans to invade and has accused NATO international locations of utilizing belligerent rhetoric and having an aggressive posture in ex-Communist European international locations.