Vladimir-Putin-Sets-Stage-For-World-War-3-Expands-Russia’s-Nuclear-Weapons-Defenses-Near-Europe-665x385RUMORS OF WAR – Setting the stage for World War 3, Russian leader Vladimir Putin is threatening to expand Russia’s nuclear weapon defense systems near Europe in response to efforts by NATO and the United States to extend air and anti-missile defense coverage over Europe. In a related report by the Inquisitr, President Obama is also considering giving Ukraine military support and lethal aid as required by the Ukraine Freedom Support Act. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warns that World War 3 and a major nuclear war could start over the Ukraine war. This past fall, the number of Russian nuclear weapons surpassed the United States for the first time in 40 years. The development of a new Russian cruise missile which could strike Europe has U.S. officials claiming that Russia is in violation of the 1987 intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty. In response, the Pentagon is considering deploying U.S. cruise missiles in response to Vladimir Putin’s nuclear missile threats. The day after Christmas, Putin enacted a new Russian military doctrine that calls for a more aggressive stance against NATO, increases the presence of the Russian military in the north due to the Arctic oil, and also strengthens ties with China and India. More