Russia has been accused of “flexing its muscles” after President Vladimir Putin sent 10 warships into British waters.
In a show of force, the nation is seemingly “testing” Britain and NATO allies, it has been claimed.
The country is acting in a way not seen since the Cold War says the Chief of the Defence Staff.
General Sir Nick Carter, 61, said Moscow is testing the nations as its regime was reacting to problems with its neighbour, reports Mail Online.
The head of the British Armed Forces said: “They are wrestling with their own sense of imperial overstretch as their ‘near abroad’ becomes increasingly restive.