NATO

UK troops in new NATO battlegroup's biggest exercise yet

Exercise Platinum Lion in Bulgaria also involved US and Bulgarian troops, in a battlegroup formed to reinforce NATO's eastern flank.

UK troops have taken part in Exercise Platinum Lion in Bulgaria as NATO's new multinational battlegroup completed its biggest exercise yet.

Soldiers took on dry-fire combat exercises and simulated attacks with allies from the US and Bulgaria.

The battlegroup was formed to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank amid the Ukraine conflict.