Russia deploys troops westward as standoff with NATO deepens

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Russian servicemen walk near a military build-up in the town of Klintsy in Bryansk region, Russia, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Anton Zverev

Anton Zverev – June 8, 2016

Russia is building an army base near its border with Ukraine, the latest in a chain of new military sites along what the Kremlin sees as its frontline in a growing confrontation with NATO.

While there have been no clashes between the former Cold War rivals, Russia is building up forces on its western frontiers at a time when the NATO alliance is staging major military exercises and increasing deployments on its eastern flank.

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