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UK sending 800 troops to Arctic in warning shot to Russia

•, Edward Malnick

Gavin Williamson told The Sunday Telegraph that the Government was drawing up a "defence Arctic strategy" with 800 commandos being deployed to Norway next year and the instalment of a base in the north of the country.

Mr Williamson highlighted Russia's re-opening of Soviet-era bases and an "increased tempo" of submarine activity as evidence that Britain needed to "demonstrate we're there" and "protect our interests".

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