UK troops in largest armored deployment in Eastern Europe for six years

November 21, 2014 5:54 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is carrying out its largest armored deployment in Eastern Europe for six years, in a joint exercise with Poland to reassure it in the wake of Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense said on Friday.

Last month NATO-member Poland said it was drawing up a long-term plan to shift some of its military strength toward its eastern border, following Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea earlier this year.

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