World on BRINK OF WAR: UK sends TANKS, DRONES and 800 SOLDIERS to Russian border
The show of force comes just days after the Russian leader’s fleet passed near the British coast.
British soldiers will travel to Estonia in what is one of the biggest build-ups of foreign firepower on Russia’s border since the Cold War.
The move will take place next spring, with Denmark and France also taking part in the huge military exercise.
The project was revealed by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who said the UK’s forces will be “fully combat-capable".
He said: “That battalion will be defensive in nature, but it will be fully combat-capable.
“This is about two things: reassurance, and that needs to be done with some formidable presence, and deterrence.
"This is not simply a trip-wire. This is a serious military presence.”