Britain 'unconditionally committed' to European security - Theresa May

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Theresa May has reaffirmed that Britain is “unconditionally committed” to maintaining security cooperation with the European Union as the UK prepares for Brexit.

During a joint visit to a military base in Estonia with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the prime minister said threats from Russian aggression to illegal migration and cybersecurity made security in the union increasingly vital.

“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,” May told British troops based in northern Estonia.

May added: “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 manmade disasters.”

May is in Estonia for a summit of EU leaders. She arrived on Thursday for a meal with 26 other leaders, who vowed to remain united through the Brexit talks.

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