NATO has been forced to step up its plans to deploy thousands more troops to the Russian border as Vladimir Putin increases the country’s war preparations.
The global alliance will use its meeting with European Union officials to launch an aggressive push to implement troops in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
An agreement – signed at a Nato summit in Warsaw in July – will see 3,000 to 4,000 soldiers stationed close to the Russian border in case Moscow launches all out war.
The US will lead the mission in Poland with Britain leading the way in Estonia, while Germany, Canada and France will also contribute troops.
EU and Nato will also sign Operation Sophia at the two-day conference in Brussels this week, aimed at stopping the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
Putin has ramped up his aggression amid fears of a second Cold War after unveiling the Satan missile which has the capability of obliterating a country the size of France.
The first ever images of the missile, officially known RS-28 Sarma, revealed its gigantic shell, which has the capacity to carry up to 16 warheads.
Full article: Panicked Nato steps up plans to send THOUSANDS of troops to Russian border amid WW3 fears (Express)