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Some 2,200 Polish and British troops hold tactical exercise in Poland

  • Polish , background, and and British soldiers  take part in joint military exercise  in Swietoszow, Poland, on Friday Nov. 21, 2014.  The British-led exercise  is  involving more than 1,000  British  troops   making it the largest British  commitment sent to Eastern Europe since 2008 and  is part of NATO’s reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Polish , background, and and British soldiers take part in joint military exercise in Swietoszow, Poland, on Friday Nov. 21, 2014. The British-led exercise is involving more than 1,000 British troops making it the largest British commitment sent to Eastern Europe since 2008 and is part of NATO’s reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • British soldiers   take part in joint military exercise  in Swietoszow, Poland, on Friday Nov. 21, 2014.  The British-led exercise  is  involving more than 1,000  British  troops   making it the largest British  commitment sent to Eastern Europe since 2008 and  is part of NATO’s reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    British soldiers take part in joint military exercise in Swietoszow, Poland, on Friday Nov. 21, 2014. The British-led exercise is involving more than 1,000 British troops making it the largest British commitment sent to Eastern Europe since 2008 and is part of NATO’s reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Polish, right,  and British  soldiers, left,  take part in joint military exercise  in Swietoszow, Poland, on Friday Nov. 21, 2014.  The British-led exercise  'is  involving more than 1,000  British  troops    making it the largest British  commitment sent to Eastern Europe since 2008 and  is part of NATO’s reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Polish, right, and British soldiers, left, take part in joint military exercise in Swietoszow, Poland, on Friday Nov. 21, 2014. The British-led exercise 'is involving more than 1,000 British troops making it the largest British commitment sent to Eastern Europe since 2008 and is part of NATO’s reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Some of the troops took part in the "Lynx-14" exercise Friday in Swietoszow, in southwestern Poland, that involved the repelling of a tank attack.

The exercise was part of a larger training exercise called "Black Eagle" that is involving more than 1,000 British armored infantry troops, along with 300 vehicles. It is the largest British armored exercise in Eastern Europe since 2008. Another 1,000 troops come from Poland's 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade.

"Black Eagle" is part of NATO's response to the perceived threat to Europe's security from Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis.