UK sends Apache helicopters ‘close to Russia’s border’ for “deterrent” training exercises in Estonia

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Five of the UK’s Apache attack helicopters have been deployed to Estonia as a deterrent to a “very credible threat” from Russia. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson watched the aircraft take off from Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk. They will form part of Nato’s enhanced forward presence (eFP), which was established to deter potential aggression from the Kremlin, during their three-month deployment. Mr Williamson, speaking at the airfield, said: “It’s a very credible threat that we see from Russia and part of the reason that we’re deploying five Apache attack helicopters is making sure that we’re constantly adapting to a changing situation, but this is about deterrents.

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