“Autumn will see a real battle of manoeuvres: NATO forces will run a large scale training exercise in Poland, recreating a scenario in which they defend Estonia from attack, while Russia and Belarus will repel a strike from the Polish territory,” writes the daily adding it will echo a return to the Cold War.

According to Polska, around 3,000 soldiers from 17 countries will take part in the NATO manoeuvres, which are scheduled to begin in early November.

“The exercise will be a symbol of the new NATO, which is returning to its core principle of defending its member states,” said General Stanisław Koziej, head of the National Security Bureau.