As more than 125,000 Russian troops and military hardware including fighter jets that can carry nuclear weapons it has been revealed that British and Estonian troops are “not prepared” for an attack.
Russia has amassed ten of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border, Crimea and in Belarus and has also moved 140 warships carrying 10,000 soldiers across several oceans including the Mediterranean Sea.
According to European news outlet Heraldo the Russian ships started crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on Tuesday to prepare for military exercises.
Reports have come in from Estonia which is a NATO member state that troops are now worried over a potential war.
Estonian Sergeant Karlis Sootalu warned a Sky News reporter over the “threat” Russia imposes.
He told Sky News, “It’s a threat but we do our job like we always do.
“It is good to have our allies here.”
An Estonian government source has revealed that, despite receiving aid from NATO, they are not prepared for a Russian invasion.
In a grim warning the government source told Sky News, “If Russian troops move, we are not prepared.”
Russia now has a permanent base close to the Ukrainian border with thousands of troops and they are taking part in military drills near the border and more units have travelled almost 4,000 miles from the Russian Far East.
The Estonian Ministry of Defence’s permanent secretary, told Sky News that 15,000 Russian troops are in Belarus which could double.
He warned that if the situation continues then there must be a “dramatic change” from NATO which could mean that thousands of more troops, warships and fighter jets being sent to the region.
A government source told the broadcaster that Vladimir Putin is aiming at “dividing and dismantling NATO is part of Russia’s bigger picture.”
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