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NATO erects intimidating new Iron Curtain against Russia as Putin's aggression grows

Joe Biden is sending thousands more troops to Europe to help NATO form a new Iron Curtain designed to protect other countries from a Russian invasion.Speaking at the NATO summit in Madrid, Biden also vowed to send fighter jets, air defences and ships to a new military base in Poland, with US soldiers being also deployed in Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – other nations deemed vulnerable to a Vladimir Putin attack following his invasion of Ukraine.Finland and Sweden, meanwhile, were formally invited to join the NATO alliance at the meeting with Turkey dropping their opposition to the body's expansion.READ MORE: Adult star's 'mysterious' death after she's discovered tied to a tree naked in forestIn addition, NATO has pledged to boost troop numbers by 4,000 on the critical eastern flank of the alliance, while the organisation's high-alert force – consisting of soldiers who have not been deployed but would be immediately ready for battle should war across Europe break out – has been increased from 40,000 to 300,000.

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Mystery plane crossed six NATO countries and triggered Army jets before pilot vanished
plane flew through the airspace of six NATO countries and triggered several fighter jets – before the pilot promptly disappeared in a small field in Bulgaria, reports claim.The airborne vehicle was spotted by the Hungarian and Romanian Air Force and also soared through Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Lithuania.Fighter jets including two USAF F-16s, two Romanian F-16s and two Hungarian Gripens followed the plane throughout its journey as it did not respond to radio transmissions.It reportedly landed in a small airport in in Debrecen, Hungary, where a group of people got off to refuel the plane before taking off again before cops could catch them.Prosecutors in the Bulgarian city of Targovishte have started an investigation into what happened, according to media outlet Euractiv.The brazen plane was found abandoned in a small local airfield with its engine still warm, the reports say.It parked in a Bulgarian airfield known as the Targovishte Airport, which has been left unused for years and is reportedly now used for agricultural purposes.Bulgarian Ministry of Defence official Dragomir Zakov said it entered his country’s airspace in the evening of Wednesday, June 8.He is reported to have said: “At no time was the plane a threat to civilian or military infrastructure in Bulgaria.“It flew at low altitudes, which made difficult the interception for fighter jets, but it was monitored all the time.“The Ministry of Defense is taking the appropriate actions to establish the circumstances.”Stay in the loop with all the craziest Daily Star news by signing up to one of our free newsletters here.Whilst the Bulgarian Minister of Interior Boyko Rashkov is said to have asked: “What’s the purpose? Who are these people? What happened? We