US President Barack Obama is planning to substantially increase the deployment of heavy weapons and armoured vehicles in Lithuania and the Baltic States, and all along NATO’s eastern flank, to send a signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, writes the New York Times.
Barack Obama. Photo Ludo Segers

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