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Britain 'unconditionally committed' to EU's security, says May
September 29, 2017 / 6:34 AM / 2 months ago

Britain 'unconditionally committed' to EU's security, says May

TAPA, Estonia (Reuters) - Britain will remain “unconditionally committed” to protecting Europe after it has left the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday, citing the need to come together in the face of threats from Russia.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Bank of England's independence, in the City of London, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner

“When a nation like Russia deliberately violates the rules-based international order that we have worked so hard to create, we must come together with our allies to defend that international system,” she told British troops in northern Estonia.

“The United Kingdom is unconditionally committed to maintaining Europe’s security and we will continue to offer aid and assistance to EU member states that are the victims of armed aggression, terrorism and natural or man-made disasters.”

May is in Estonia for an EU meeting.

Reporting by Kate Holton and Elizabeth Piper; editing by Estelle Shirbon

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