WW4 File: Kremlin, NATO prepare for war in Europe: Commonwealth of Independent States launches joint air defense drills in skies over Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Russian Defense Ministry statement notes participation of 100 aircraft, including Tu-160, Tu-95, Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-34, MiG-29, MiG-31 combat planes, Mi-8, Ka-27 helos; CIS air defense forces conduct exercises against enemy aircraft “breaching” CIS airspace, counter simulated skyjackings; Russia abandons plans to refuel Syria-bound naval task force at Spanish port of Ceuta following international pressure on Madrid; Poland, Lithuania alarmed by addition of two Buyan M-class corvettes to Russia’s Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad, Serpukhov and Zeleny Dol armed with long-range nuke-capable Kalibr cruise missiles, presently sailing for Syria; UK to station 800 soldiers along with tanks, armoured vehicles and UAVs at Estonia’s Tapa army base for 6-month stint beginning spring 2017; British troops will form 1 of 4 NATO battalions being deployed in response to perceived Russian threat in wake of Crimean takeover

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