VLADIMIR Putin is throwing billions of pounds at his navy and air force as Russia’s military prepares to launch a major invasion, according to a former top British officer.
Much of the Russian armed forces was inherited from the Soviet-era in the 1970s and 1980s and has recently been the target of increased spending from the Kremlin.
And Admiral Lord West, the ex-head of the navy, now fears Moscow could be building up to more campaigns abroad, despite its struggling economy.
He said: “They have completely modernised their force. They are much more dangerous now. We have to wonder what’s going on.” Continue reading