Prophecy Sign: Rumors of War
Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword. Revelation 6:4 NIV
Near Russia’s border with the Baltics, soldiers on both sides are practicing for war
In the two years since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, the tiny Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have taken an oversize role in facing down Russia’s challenge to the West. The Kremlin has been building up its military along its border with the former Soviet satellites. Western allies of the Baltics, worried that the region is vulnerable, have responded by pouring tanks, warplanes and soldiers into an area slightly larger than Florida. They will commit thousands more troops to the three countries and Poland at a summit starting Friday. The British decision to leave the European Union makes NATO even more important as an alliance that binds the West together, NATO leaders say, amid concerns that the political and economic turbulence unleashed by the decision will shrink Britain’s outsize role in global affairs. The departure plans come at a critical time of escalation between Russia and the West.
‘Biggest NATO reinforcement since Cold War’ to be focus of Warsaw summit
NATO members will agree to “further enhance military presence in the eastern part of the alliance” at the upcoming summit in Warsaw, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said, adding the alliance will see its “biggest reinforcement since the Cold War.” “We will deploy four robust, multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. I welcome Canada’s recent announcement that it will lead one of these four battalions,”Stoltenberg said at a pre-summit press event.
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