Putin on the ritz

Nato considers sending 4,000 troops to Russian borders

Nato allies are mulling the deployment of 4,000 troops to countries bordering Russia in a bid to deter the Kremlin from military adventurism against the bloc’s eastern most members, according to reports.

The proposals are part of a wide-ranging debate within the alliance about the long-term response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and support for a separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine.

  • Pavelina

    Russia wants contiguous countries to provide a buffer between it and the rest of the world. It wants Ukraine in its sphere of influence. We did the same thing during the Soviet confrontation with Cuba. We demanded Soviets take their nukes out of Cuba since Cuba was part of our buffer zone. Imagine if Mexico wanted to be allied primarily with Russia. The U.S, govt. would not like it and they would do something about it.

    • Russia wants the entire planet as its buffer zone, I’m afraid.

      • Fran800

        No, Russia wants Ukraine as a buffer zone.
        The maidan revolution in 2014 was instigated by Western NGO’s and $5 billion in funding to turn Western Ukraine against the legitimately elected president Yanukovich. I know Yanukovich was legitimately elected in 2010 because Canada amongst others monitored the election. The fact is, there are about 15,000 ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, and they were quite okay with the president they had elected. But Western elements (see for example, George Soros’ Open Society Institute, loathesome neocons like Victoria Neuland and Samantha Power) agitated in the Maidan to promote “regime change”, the same as in Libya, Egypt, and now Syria.
        And Crimea has been Russian for as long as the U.S. has been a country. Kruschev arbitrary switched it to Ukraine in 1954 without any grassroots participation at all.
        There are 15 million ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine and their economy depends on Russia. They don’t want to join the E.U. They took no part in the Maidan putsch. They are the rebels of the Donbass. If Russia had really attacked Ukraine, they would have conquered it by now. No, it is the government in Kiev shelling their own people.
        The Eastern Nato countries have nothing to fear. One would think Nato would be tired with this meme by now.

        • John

          It’s astounding that NATO would send 4,000 troops to Russia’s borders, while doing absolutely about to stem the growing tide of invaders arriving on Greek and Italian shores.

          Hitler invades Poland and France reacts by sending troops to Scotland’s borders…

          I think a lot of former East-Blok states are having second thoughts about the EU.

          Hungary certainly comes to mind.

          • Fran800


        • Nonsense.

          Putin wants to recapture Russia’s Soviet borders.

          How many countries could Putin use for natural gas/oil?

          It’s easier to conquer than to trade with them.

  • Xavier

    Russian, Christian, and alive or European, Infidel, and dead.


    • Simplifying Putin as Christian is an enormous mistake. It’s like saying Muslims are pro-Catholic because of Our Lady of Fatima or that because Trudeau isn’t Harper things will work out swimmingly for Canada. Take a good look at who he is and what he stands for. Do Christians invade Georgia and Ukraine, murder journalists and reward their cronies? Putin, the KGB agent, does that.

      • Xavier

        I am not simplifying Putin as Christian. I am saying, from the perspective of the population, these are their choices. Putin may be Christian – or not – but that is the cloak he will use to seize part of Europe.

        • If Russia has the ability to hold on to its post-Cold War fledgling empire.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Instead of 4,000 soldiers , it will be much better for the same amount but Nuke missiles against the Russians .

  • NATO has 4000 troops? Is this the tranny brigade or something?

  • FactsWillOut

    All those Austrian women buying shotguns are scared of the Russians.

    • Russians didn’t mind raping Austrian women after the war.

      Austrian women have TWO uses for their shotguns.

      • Fran800

        Austrian women are not threatened by Russia. They should keep their guns for the Muslims.