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djjddjjddjdjdjjdjjjjdjdjdjjdjdjdjdjdjdjddjdRussia announces plan to adopt beefed up new military doctrine over Nato's plans to establish a rapid-response team

Russia vowed on Tuesday to adopt a beefed up new military doctrine over Nato's plans to establish a rapid-response team that could ward off the Kremlin's expansion into Ukraine and feared push further west.

Moscow's surprise announcement added a new and threatening new layer of tensions ahead of Nato's two-day summit that starts on Thursday in Wales and will see Ukraine's beleaguered leader Petro Poroshenko personally lobby Barack Obama, US president, for military help.

The Ukrainian president's appeal for European assistance in the face of Russia's alleged dispatch of crack troops into the separatist east of his ex-Soviet country was effectively cast aside by EU leaders meeting over the weekend in Brussels.

But Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in Brussels that the 28-nation alliance would endorse the establishment of a force of "several thousand troops" that could be deployed within "very few days" to meet any perceived Russian military movements in eastern Europe.Russia is to alter its military strategy as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.

Mikhail Popov, a Kremlin adviser, said that deteriorating relations with the US and Nato would be reflected in the updated strategy.

Nato said on Monday it would boost its presence in eastern Europe to protect its members.

Ukrainian troops are battling pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine.

About 2,600 people have died since fighting began in April.

Ukraine's defence minister on Monday accused Russia of launching a "great war" that could claim tens...

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