NATO is preparing to station 4,000 troops In East Europe. This will be the largest number of troops near the Russian border since the cold war. It comes as Spain faces criticism from allies for agreeing to refuel a Russian fleet. Via the UK’s Independent:
Nato is preparing to station some 4,000 troops on the Russian border in its biggest military build-up since the Cold War.
With no end in sight for the current quarrel between Moscow and the West, the military alliance was contacting allies on Wednesday to ask for commitments to send forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland from early next year.
Russia has been engaged in its own shows of force in recent weeks, deploying nuclear-capable missiles to its Kaliningrad enclave on the Polish border and dispatching a carrier fleet to the eastern Mediterranean – making a tour of European shores on the way.