The US generals and Pentagon have been fed on a diet that " #Russia is the enemy." This is echoed by the UK, which despite having lost its imperial grandeur of colonies still plays the great power game. The EU is tottering and something has to be done to save it. The leaders of the EU, France, and Germany have to keep the flock together despite economic hardship and internal strife with 1.5 million migrants inside it. To bolster the military alliance NATO and the political union EU, the bogey of Russia is created. NATO is expanded to include small nations on the borders of Russia. Now the chiefs of the alliance led by the US generals have positioned tanks, soldiers, and military aircraft right on Russia's borders.
Provocative exercises have commenced on Russia's borders. The small nations on Russia's borders so thrilled with the presence of American troops are not aware that few hundred troops will not be able to stop a Russian onslaught. Not that it is coming, but this is a needless provocation. This will not stop the EU from disintegrating.