British, American, German and Canadian troops are currently situated on the Russian border in the Baltic region as part of the Eastern European deterrent force.
Denmark and France have recently sent forces to bolster the multi-national military – an act of perceived “provocation” that has angered the Kremlin.
Russian defence minister Sergey Shoigu said NATO forces on Russia’s doorstep had “more than doubled” in recent weeks.
He said: “Such moves of our Western colleagues lead to erosion of the strategic stability in Europe and force us to take counter measures, primarily in the Western theatre of operations.”
He warned Russia would take action to “neutralise potential threats”.
Putin also vowed to use his military might as a “weighty argument against any provocation”.
Full article: Now furious Putin threatens WAR against the West as NATO bolsters troops at Russian border (Express)