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One hundred British against Russia

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The "Financial Times" recently appeared remarkable news: The UK will join Germany and the United States in the Baltic region to "deter Russian aggression." The term of the deployment of troops has not yet been determined. How many warriors does the United Kingdom intend to set against the “aggressors”? The newspaper writes that the number of "British contingent" - about a hundred soldiers.




This is told in "The Financial Times" Sam Jones, editor, defense and security.

The first paragraph of the material states that the UK will join Germany and the USA in the long-term deployment of troops in the Baltic countries with the objectives of "deterring Russian aggression" and "strengthening the eastern borders of NATO." Officially, the Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom Michael Fallon will announce this at the quarterly meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.

The term of the deployment of troops is not specified. However, it is known that British troops will be deployed "on a rotational basis." This will allow the United States, Great Britain and Germany to “avoid accusations” of violating agreements concluded with Moscow after the end of the Cold War (concerning the stationing of troops on a permanent basis in the former eastern countries of the Soviet bloc).

Moscow almost certainly does not like this move, the editor believes. Russia has long accused NATO of attempting to militarize the territories along its border.

An official from the Department of Defense of the United Kingdom (name is not named) said that the contingent will initially be approximately one company, or about 100 military personnel. Such a modest number of British warriors reminded Sam Jones long pages stories, namely the Napoleonic wars. Apparently, the reduced number of British soldiers will soon be comparable to their number in the days of Bonaparte.

Nevertheless, Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon believes that the United Kingdom is “committed to a policy of supporting the sovereignty of the democratic states of Eastern Europe.” This was reported by the publication of the "source", familiar in the speech written for Fallon.

Fallon is full of belligerence and recalls the deployment of aviation units in the Baltic countries, as well as the fact that London is implementing a training program for soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces. The Minister of Defense plans to expand the last mission. Currently, 75 British military instructors are working in western Ukraine, teaching Ukrainian soldiers to 1600. Back in August, Mr. Fallon declared the need to "double the project's possibilities."

One hundred British soldiers who will be sent to the Baltic will take part in regular exercises together with Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian forces.

Earlier, British troops took part in the largest military exercises in Estonia (May 2015), in which "13.000 military participated, imitating a reflection of the invasion of a major foreign aggressor," reminds Jones.

In 2017, the UK will also take command (as the lead nation) by the NATO rapid reaction forces, created by the decision of the 2014 summit in Wales.

The reader has long had a question: what role can a hundred people play (more precisely, about a hundred) in “deterring aggression”? What is this company of British lads, who, apparently, are able to protect the entire Baltic States?

Experts believe that the proposed placement of a company of soldiers is just a “symbolic” gesture.

“This UK decision is a purely symbolic gesture,” said "Free Press" Boris Shmelev, Head of the Center for Political Studies at the Institute of Economics, RAS; Head, Department of International Relations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry - He has to show that England shares the fears of its NATO allies about the possible aggression of Russia against the Baltic countries. This decision also reflects the mood of a significant, perhaps even most of the English establishment, which sees Russia as its adversary and even a potential enemy. Of course, the United Kingdom in this case acts in the wake of US anti-Russian policy. But, on the other hand, the island empire has a long-standing policy experience aimed at the so-called containment of Russia. If we look at history, we will see that today the United Kingdom, with amendments to contemporary realities, acts in about the same way as a hundred, and two hundred years ago ... "

According to the expert, Britain and the West as a whole have the most important task: in the words of Brzezinski, remove Russia from the geopolitical chessboard. Boris Shmelyov believes that by deploying military personnel at the borders of Russia, the United Kingdom closes the opportunity for itself to improve relations with Russia "in the foreseeable future."

A similar opinion was expressed by the director of the Center for Strategic Conjuncture Ivan Konovalov. According to him, the deployment of small contingents along the Russian borders "has a purely symbolic meaning." On the other hand, the expert “has the feeling that the West itself has convinced itself that Russia is leading a hybrid war in Ukraine and can repeat something similar in the Baltic States”. And small NATO contingents will prevent the possibility of a “Crimean scenario”, for example, in eastern Estonia.

“The West itself conducts hybrid wars all over the world, and now it seems to him,” the expert noted, “that Russia behaves in the same way. I would not be surprised if we are soon accused of starting a hybrid war in Syria. ”

To this we must add what the experts have forgotten to say.

The above-mentioned editorial article from The Financial Times mentions a “rotational base”, on which British troops will be stationed in the Baltic States. Actually, not only British. And such an approach would allow Britain, Germany and the United States not to violate the agreements concluded with Moscow at the end of the Cold War. On the other hand, the British or Germans, having accustomed the Kremlin to the idea of ​​rotating their “hundreds” in the Baltic region, can further increase their contingents, not forgetting to inform the Russians about the principle of “rotation”. In short, happy Estonians can sleep well.

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  1. dsi
    dsi 15 October 2015 05: 48 New
    10
    Balts, you do not know what a colony is, then we will go to you!
    1. USSR 1971
      USSR 1971 15 October 2015 07: 27 New
      14
      One hundred British, three hundred Spartans, four Poles and a dog ... Everyone wants to be identified in historical events. The Germans had a lot of helpers during the Second World War, but this was bad luck, everyone finished worse than the Germans.
      1. Kostyar
        Kostyar 15 October 2015 08: 28 New
        +4
        happy Estonians can sleep peacefully.

        Так "счастливыми", во сне и отойдут в мир иной, если какой нибудь "бравый" НАТОвский генерал нажмет на кнопку пуска ракет, с криком русские идут.....
        1. marlin1203
          marlin1203 15 October 2015 09: 42 New
          12
          Grind shaving ... they can’t even solidify solidly. Old Churchill must be turning over ...
          1. Wolverine
            Wolverine 15 October 2015 09: 49 New
            +2
            I'm lying under the table wassat well said, catch the plus. drinks
        2. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 15 October 2015 12: 10 New
          +1
          Quote: Bone
          happy Estonians can sleep peacefully.

          And will they be happy when they find out on whose money those arrogant Saxons are supported, what tax it costs taxpayers. Will they sleep peacefully after that?
      2. whiteeagle
        whiteeagle 15 October 2015 10: 37 New
        -26
        ``Сто британцев, триста спартанцев, четыре поляка и собака... Все хотят обозначиться в исторических событиях. У немцев во время ВОВ было очень много помошников, но вот незадача, все закончили хуже немцев``
        truth. The USSR paid much more for the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact than the Third Reich (20 million vs 10 million)
        1. sohosha
          sohosha 15 October 2015 10: 52 New
          15
          The USSR paid for the Victory, but for what did the Reich pay? For the insanity of the arrogant Saxons?
      3. whiteeagle
        whiteeagle 15 October 2015 10: 37 New
        -13
        ``Сто британцев, триста спартанцев, четыре поляка и собака... Все хотят обозначиться в исторических событиях. У немцев во время ВОВ было очень много помошников, но вот незадача, все закончили хуже немцев``
        truth. The USSR paid much more for the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact than the Third Reich (20 million vs 10 million)
      4. go21zd45few
        go21zd45few 15 October 2015 12: 28 New
        +4
        In the Pskov region, there will be enough swamps for a hundred and a thousand Britons, there will be your own Ivan Susanin, so you are welcome to let anyone live tired.
    2. Vend
      Vend 15 October 2015 09: 58 New
      +2
      Quote: dsi
      Balts, you do not know what a colony is, then we will go to you!

      They only know that they have a girl’s memory, to whom they gave, I don’t remember. The Germans pressed them in the Middle Ages, oh smoke stood.
      An official from the UK Department of Defense (name not known) said the contingent would initially be about one company, or about 100 troops.
      This is not a clowning, this is not even a name laughing According to the media of ISIS fighters from 50000 - 200 000 people. What will the 100 British do, stop Russia? laughing It seems to me that here it is a matter of dividing the lands and eliminating the Baltic states. Well, the EU suffocates, they do not have enough land, and the USA needs at least a crumb, but grab it.
    3. Gormenghast
      Gormenghast 15 October 2015 10: 13 New
      +9
      Baltic never не аннексировалась Россией. Прибалтика куплена по Ништадскому мирному договору, за 2 млн. ефимок, "в вечное владение Российской империи".

      Why money is still not returned at the current rate, if product declared independence?

      Or, conversely, if this is normal, then give Alaska back to Russia, and to Louisiana - back to France.
  2. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 15 October 2015 05: 52 New
    11
    100 Britons is serious .. in contrast, you need a company building battalion (do not give weapons to these animals!) wassat
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 15 October 2015 06: 19 New
      +7
      Enough platoon. The main thing is that we cannot offend us with equipment.)))
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 15 October 2015 07: 24 New
        +2
        Quote: stock buildbat
        Enough platoon. The main thing is that we cannot offend us with equipment.)))

        enough blades from you ... laughing hi
        1. Reserve buildbat
          Reserve buildbat 15 October 2015 08: 02 New
          +2
          MALAVATA! MALAVATA WILL BE !!!!
          Well, at least add a bit of explosives)))

          And for some reason my emoticons are not drawn (((
      2. Robinzone
        Robinzone 15 October 2015 10: 20 New
        +3
        Is BSL enough? And if you add scrap? wassat
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  3. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 15 October 2015 05: 53 New
    +3
    I'm down! It’s a pity I can’t eat poor Estonians, on the one hand, but on the other hand, if there is nowhere to give money to the naglitsy, let the Estonians be at peace ...
  4. RU-Officer
    RU-Officer 15 October 2015 05: 58 New
    +2
    In fact: Europeans (well, that's all, everyone who considers themselves to be them hi ) they can do whatever is dear to themselves - the territory is their own. Piquantly different repeat : chronic enuresis in them is no longer considered a childhood illness and in general is not a shame.
  5. Wolka
    Wolka 15 October 2015 06: 01 New
    +1
    история вновь повторяется, опять в очередной раз англосаксы лезут на континент со своим "экспедиционным корпусом", явно не спроста, что-то затевают делить однако, только что делить будут, англосаксы как гиены всегда чувствуют скорую поживу и никогда не промажут в дележке чужого...
  6. Siberian
    Siberian 15 October 2015 06: 04 New
    +1
    ... Well, what can I say, the geopolitical game of NATO continues, somewhere deep in the depths of the safe deposit boxes of this block lies itself lying down, a plan to divide the territory of Russia. And NATO does not care about the Baltic countries. Their territory, this block is interested in, as a springboard for deployment is not force = deterrence =. and the forces that are really preparing for the aggression of the West against the East and you can’t get anywhere else: they just decided in NATO and approved in the USA.
  7. alex-cn
    alex-cn 15 October 2015 06: 07 New
    +2
    Конечно, рота солдат - ерунда. Да и нам в прибалтике ничего не нужно. Но... в случае ( совершенно гипотетической) "агрессии России" их наличие позволяет говорить о прямой угрозе военнослужащим Британии.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 October 2015 06: 20 New
    +3
    Great Britain will join Germany and the USA in the Baltic region to “deter Russian aggression”

    Дело не в "российской агрессии", а в желании под этим прикрытием для международной общественности прочно закрепиться на границах с Россией в Прибалтике. Ход, давно и успешно опробованный Сша. С англосаксами понятно, а вот Германия зря влезла в эту авантюру. Но, надеюсь, что скоро немцы решат свою проблему - Меркель. И не исключено, что старушке придется доживать свой век в Сша, т.к. на родине ей будут плевать в след.
  9. MARGADON
    MARGADON 15 October 2015 06: 29 New
    +1
    The number of soldiers is not the main thing here. The main thing for them is once again to lick the American * opa, like the jackal in the cartoon peering from behind Sherkhan.
  10. parusnik
    parusnik 15 October 2015 06: 31 New
    0
    One hundred British against Russia... Where NATO troops are stationed ... There will be nothing good for these countries ... Signs, such ... But in those countries where NATO troops are stationed, governments do not believe in signs ... it's a pity ...
  11. Yellow
    Yellow 15 October 2015 06: 35 New
    +1
    Funny 100 British warriors laughing . Kadyrov’s battalion will disperse all of NATO in a couple of days.
  12. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 15 October 2015 06: 37 New
    +6
    One hundred Spartans, damn it! Not even up to three hundred!
  13. Nymp
    Nymp 15 October 2015 06: 58 New
    +1
    Чтож укропы, грузины, прибалты, поляки и прочая шушара с комплексом не полноценности от радости фонтанирует кипятком в потолок. "Великие" державы с ними против русских, это повышает их значимость в собственных глазах. Думаю если бы фраера с Лондона верили в нашу агрессию то этой цифры - 100 солдаТ не было. Одна понталогия и ничего больше! Ах да, ещё традиционное лобзание американоануса.
  14. Astronomer
    Astronomer 15 October 2015 07: 06 New
    +4
    On August 30, 1721, Peter I, following the results of the Nishtadt Peace, pledged to pay the Swedes for Ingria, Karelia, Estonia, Livonia and Kurland 2 million names (Joachimstalerov), i.e. these restitution lands are the property of the Romanov family.
    Вот, если бы кто-нибудь из Великих Князей пошутил с Международным судом ООН на эту тему... при непонятно чьей инф. поддержке: "Какая-такая Эстония? Это всё моё..."
    1. erg
      erg 15 October 2015 09: 34 New
      +3
      Peter paid as the head of state. He, like the tsar belonged to the whole Russian land, but only so far the tsar (the same garbage in the UK, where the queen is considered the master of all the land of Great Britain, and the land owners, as it were, rent land from her, for life, with the right to transfer by inheritance). Then the next person who entered the throne becomes the master, even if he is of a different kind. Actually the Romanovs own only what is their family estate and what they acquired privately, not as the head of state. But to claim the throne of Russia, none of today's Romanovs can, according to the same laws of the Russian Empire. The ancestors of today's Romanovs, at one time entered into morganic marriages, which cut off the path to the throne for themselves and their descendants. Some are still alive during the last emperor.
      1. your1970
        your1970 15 October 2015 12: 25 New
        +3
        the legal succession of the USSR to Tsarist Russia before the Second World War was legally proved and recognized - so legally OUR lands are legally acquired.
  15. bmv04636
    bmv04636 15 October 2015 07: 19 New
    +1
    Why not three hundred? Well, all the happiness for the Baltic states did not come to see all the flower beds, the brave warriors of NATO have enriched. Not everyone sees the population, both female and especially male, from democracy. laughing
  16. mamont5
    mamont5 15 October 2015 07: 56 New
    +2
    Quote: USSR 1971
    four poles and a dog ...

    There were 2 Poles, Russian and Georgians. smile
  17. cniza
    cniza 15 October 2015 07: 59 New
    +4
    It certainly causes a smile, but the gunpowder smelled specifically.
  18. CONTROL
    CONTROL 15 October 2015 08: 38 New
    0
    Прибалты перестали вести разговоры о "десоветизации", о негражданах (русских, проживающих в Прибалтике), а перешли на конкретику: тихо, мирно, не спеша - в прибалтийской манере...- выдавливают русскоязычное население! Создают невыносимые условия на работе, в школах, в детских садах, больницах и клиниках - во всех местах общего пользования; с социалкой у русскоязычных проблемы. "Зелёные человечки" наоборот...война по-тихому...
    (родня в Прибалтике живёт, плотно общаемся; информация - из "первых рук")
  19. Batia
    Batia 15 October 2015 09: 29 New
    0
    To go nuts! It’s scary how it became. A whole company of soldiers, or not whole?
  20. Stiletto
    Stiletto 15 October 2015 09: 48 New
    +1
    Зря юродствуете. Курочка по зернышку клюет. Где заведется 100, появятся и 200, и 1000. И вопрос даже на в количестве, а в том, зачем иностранные военспецы подтягиваются к нашим границам. Мы на Эстонию нападать не собираемся, насколько я правильно понимаю, но новые базы НАТО в считанных километрах от наших границ не могут не напрягать. Если база создается, то с определенной целью. С какой? Вот на эту тему хотелось бы услышать здравые рассуждения, откинув с одной стороны, гнилые объяснения Запада типа (укрепление мира и обеспечение стабильности", и, другой, ура-патриотические высеры про "саперные лопатки", которыми мы всех пошинкуем.
    1. Doctor Evil
      Doctor Evil 15 October 2015 14: 27 New
      +2
      В статье не указано из какого подразделения будут эти "около сотни" военнослужащих. Лично моё мнение: 22-й полк САС начинает проводить рекогносцировку. Так что лаптями кидаться я бы не советовал. К сожалению, информации недостаточно.
  21. HAM
    HAM 15 October 2015 09: 54 New
    0
    "Гибридная война"-по моему,очень точное название,но только не с военной точки зрения,а с физиологической-англосаксы распределяют свой "семенной" потенциал по прибалтике,пытаясь получить"гибрид"прибалтийских аборигенов полностью похожих на себя и полностью контролируемых.А как ещё прикажите понимать такую поддержку?Ну,ещё как насмешку над аборигенами....
  22. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 15 October 2015 10: 16 New
    +2
    The main task of Great Britain at the same time is not to be avoided. violations concluded agreements, and avoid accusations in violation of the agreements.

    You can violate, most importantly - so as not to blame.
  23. ilyaches
    ilyaches 15 October 2015 11: 00 New
    0
    “The West itself conducts hybrid wars all over the world, and now it seems to him,” the expert noted, “that Russia behaves in the same way. I would not be surprised if we are soon accused of starting a hybrid war in Syria. ”

    Guys, we are Russians, we have a wide soul, we walk like that ... (well, you know how!), Well, we’re at war, and we give back with all our hearts like ... (well, you know how!). What the fuck ** hybrid wars?
  24. 2s1122
    2s1122 15 October 2015 12: 32 New
    +1
    I think that after the Crimean company laughing in the Baltic States there will be no lords, feathers and other noble persons in the troops. all the same, hereditary memory has its effect crying
  25. Sedoy_greek
    Sedoy_greek 15 October 2015 13: 04 New
    +2
    The Baltic states are harsh and swift, and under the leadership of proud Britons, they are generally a guard !!!! am
  26. Balagan
    Balagan 15 October 2015 15: 52 New
    +2
    So the Naglo-Saxon occupation contingent is added bully Straight heaven a hundred)))
    We will take courtesy.
  27. s.melioxin
    s.melioxin 15 October 2015 17: 42 New
    +1
    Russia has long accused NATO of trying to militarize territories along its border.

    Miracles! Learn Russian. RUSSIA does not blame, it directly speaks about it. Keep an eye on the bazaar.
  28. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 15 October 2015 18: 42 New
    0
    The Balts will be happy about these warriors who will work wonders from idleness. There would be even more Americans, then beauty would have been there, all the corners would have been described by these warriors.
  29. kvs207
    kvs207 15 October 2015 20: 17 New
    +1
    Quote: erg
    But to claim the throne of Russia, none of today's Romanovs can, according to the same laws of the Russian Empire. The ancestors of today's Romanovs, at one time entered into morganic marriages, which cut off the path to the throne for themselves and their descendants. Some are still alive during the last emperor.


    That's it. He was especially interested in this issue and found out the same thing, otherwise, you know, give them the Livadia Palace.
  30. occupier 222
    occupier 222 15 October 2015 20: 40 New
    +2
    Laugh in vain. A hundred non-traditional (in the European sense) - a serious force! Who wants to be kissed to death?
  31. surok12
    surok12 16 October 2015 20: 56 New
    0
    The photograph resembles colonial troops on the contrary (wiki. To help).
  32. Koliamba_TV
    Koliamba_TV 18 October 2015 18: 37 New
    0
    If we look into history, we will see that today the United Kingdom, adjusted for modern realities, acts in approximately the same way as a hundred and two hundred years ago ... "

    Precisely noticed! Times are changing, but the attitude remains the same.