BRITAIN and its NATO allies face the prospect of nuclear annihilation if the West continues to “encroach on Russia” with expanded exercises in Eastern Europe, according to a top Kremlin official.
But Sergey Karaganov, who sits on the influential Foreign Policy and Defence Council of the Russia Foreign Ministry, said NATO’s actions would be met by a fierce response.
He said: “The help offered by NATO is not symbolic help for the Baltic states. It is a provocation.
“If NATO initiates an encroachment – against a nuclear power like ourselves – it will be punished.”