London, United Kingdom—The British government has announced an additional deployment of troops in Ukraine and a package of financial support.

The British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said that an extra contingent of Royal Marines would deploy to the eastern European country as an extra layer of deterrence against Russia.

The Royal Marines are Britain’s premier amphibious and light infantry unit. They will be providing combat and naval training to the Ukrainian military as part of Operation Orbital. The training and advising mission began in 2015. Hitherto, British servicemen have trained close to 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers. Training has been focused on medical, infantry, anti-tank, anti-artillery, and anti-sniper skills. British troops have also provided Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection and logistics support to their Ukrainian counterparts.

The UK isn’t the only country supporting Ukraine in her struggle against the Russian-supported separatists. The U.S., Canada, and several European countries have committed to training and logistical support.

Williamson, who is currently touring the front-line in eastern Ukraine, said that “the UK supported the people of Ukraine and is firmly committed to its sovereignty.”

“The Kremlin is trying to undermine our values, destroy our way of life, and reverse the outcome of the Cold War. Its behavior only increases the risk of miscalculation and the prospect of crisis turning to chaos,” he added.

This was Williamson’s first visit to Ukraine as Britain’s Defense Minister.

On a separate move, the UK approved a $46 million support package to the Ukrainian government. The funds will specifically target defense reform, peace-building, corruption, and counter-propaganda schemes.