The first of 800 UK troops being sent to bolster Nato defences in the Baltic have arrived in Estonia.
British Challenger 2 tanks, AS90 self-propelled guns, and armoured vehicles are en route to Estonia, having been loaded on to a ferry in Germany and will arrive next week.
The 120 soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles will set up a UK headquarters in the country before the remaining troops arrive in April.
The defence secretary said they would deter "Russian aggression".
Captain Gav Dunlop said that he felt the troops were trained for every eventuality.
He added: "There's obviously a credible threat just over the border but I think we're a credible deterrent so it just brings everything more to life."
Russia has described the positioning of Nato forces near its border as a threat.
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