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Russia to strengthen borders

26th July 2016 - 14:30 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg

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Russia is preparing a symmetrical response to the recent plans for a NATO deployment.

NATO has announced that four battalions of alliance troops would be sent to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland on a rotational basis.

Russia was also unhappy with NATO’s Anaconda exercise that was the largest in Eastern Europe since the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the USSR in 1991. So it will also deploy similar forces to its western borders.

Russia’s MoD is planning to boost military forces along its western borders in response and the Western Military District (WMD) will be significantly strengthened during the

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Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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