The project will cost around £51.2million and ensures readiness ‘to fight the enemy from the first metre and first hour’

Europe has also been warned to ramp up weapons stocks to “war-time levels” in preparation for an impending battle against Vladimir Putin.

As a result of the carnage caused from the Russian President’s two-year invasion of Ukraine, the defence ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have agreed to take action to avoid a similar fate.

The trio of Baltic nations will construct an “extensive network of fortifications” along the borders with Russia to deter Putin invading their countries.