NATO is laying the groundwork in Eastern Europe for a “global strike” against Russia, the deputy head of the Defense Council in Russia’s upper house of parliament has declared. “They have very serious plans on the framework of devising a so-called global strike,” lawmaker Franz Klintsevich said. “NATO takes our old Soviet bases in the Baltic, Romania, Poland and deploys people there.”

“In fact, it seems they are preparing a place d’armes, for setting up equipment and a platform for the preparation of big plans,” Klintsevich told independent news agency Interfax, referring to the military term that denotes a well-armed, strategic fighting position. FULL REPORT