Russia and NATO have both been on the lookout for each other’s moves as tensions in the European region rise. Russia could reportedly conquer Europe in just 48 hours, but NATO is not letting Moscow have its way as it positions 4,000 troops in anticipation of the Russian aggression.
NATO Deploys Troops
NATO is planning to deploy thousands of troops to the Baltic Region by next year May. The plan involves 4,000 troops that will serve as a deterrent force for what the alliance perceives as Russian aggression. The plan was announced during the military bloc gathering in Split, Croatia over the weekend. During the summit, Czech Army Gen. Petr Pavel confirmed that four battle groups will be deployed to the region during the first half of next year.
“With these four battle groups, we are not talking about exclusively about a training presence,” RT quoted the official.
“This force is to serve as a deterrent and if necessary as a fighting force. The rules will be different,” Pavel added. The official added that the new force from NATO will be under the command from Polish division headquarters under the supervision of US Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.
“There are many strands of work,” Gen. Pavel said. “We are trying to come up with the big picture so we are assured the measures we are taking are well-coordinated, mutually supportive and we are not working in different directions.”
Russia to Attack Europe in Several Hours
Likewise, another report from the Independent claims that a former NATO chief warned that Europe could just be at Russia’s mercy.
The official said that Europe has no defense plans in place which could make it weak against Moscow. He added that if Russia really wants to invade the region, it could do so in just 48 hours. He urged nations to take the threat of Russian aggression seriously.