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Russia views building new divisions along western and southern borders

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Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu

Moscow has on May 4 stated that if NATO will carry out plans to increase military presence in Baltic States and Poland, Russia would react by adding three new divisions to its western and southern military forces.

Reuters reports that new divisions are likely to be spread out along the country’s borders with Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Finland, Azerbaijan and the Baltic States. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on May 4 that the divisions would be built by the end of 2016 to counter NATO’s increasing presence.

Moscow blames NATO for challenging its security in the region, whereas NATO insists its military reinforcements are only a precautionary measure following the Russian annexation of Crimea in Ukraine and involvement in the Donbas War.

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  1. Linda says:

    Russian Bullies …. nothing better to do than annoy neighbours … need a 4th revolt in Russia that’ll keep them busy.

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