A British engineer team in support of the Polish border

(B2) A small team of British armed forces will come in support of the Poles on the border with Belarus.

This small team has a first objective: explore how we can provide technical support to deal with the current situation at the Belarusian border ". This follows an agreement between London and Warsaw. It is also the testimony of a long history of friendship "between the two countries" NATO allies comments the British Ministry of Defense via Twitter Friday (November 12).

Comment: this help may seem minimalistic and symbolic. But the symbol is important. The British have not completely forgotten the contribution of the Polish military in the defense of London during the Second World War. And having even a few British soldiers face the Belarusian border guards and forces also demonstrates that any attempt at Belarusian entry provokes Allied solidarity.


NB: this brief has been separated from the updated article on the Polish mobilization.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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