Poland and the Baltic states will this week, at a meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels, present to NATO a plan to create a multinational permanent force on their territory, in order to deter an attack by Russia, whose 2014 annexation of Crimea is fresh in the memories of the former Communist states.

In parallel, the Baltic states and Poland have also launched discussions with defence contractors about the creation of a regional antiaircraft missile shield to protect against Russian ai...

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