Top defense chiefs from NATO member states have given a green light to a new grand strategy on how to beat Russia in any potential all-out conflict, as Moscow says the move proves the US-led bloc isn’t open to improving relations.
Last week, European ministers met in Brussels to sign off the scheme, named the Concept for Deterrence and Defense in the Euro-Atlantic Area.
The Pentagon chief’s recent visit to Kiev must be seen as a precursor to Ukraine joining NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed, saying the bloc could use training as a pretext to station rockets in the country, instead of placing them all in Germany.
A trip earlier this week by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin could “open the door” for the Eastern European nation to become a member of the military nuclear pact.
Formal membership in NATO ultimately may not happen, but the military development of the territory is already underway.
The bloc’s officials insist they don’t believe an attack is imminent, but that it is worthwhile being prepared in any case. As part of the plan, NATO troops would fight against Russia’s forces in both the Baltic Region and across the Black Sea.
The battle plans also focus on non-conventional warfare, including the use of nuclear weapons, cyber-attacks and even conflict in space, showing there is no prospect for turning around rock-bottom relations with the bloc.
There is no need for dialogue under these conditions, this alliance was not created for peace, it was conceived, designed and created for military confrontation.
Defending the measures, Stoltenberg told reporters earlier this week that the bloc welcomes US efforts. The relationship between NATO and Russia is at its lowest, lowest point since the end of the Cold War, and the reason for that is the Russian behavior.
NATO has invaded Russia former Warsaw Pact neighbors, they have annexed part of other countries, and they are investing heavily in new nuclear capabilities.
Moscow, however, has sounded the alarm in recent days over a number of standoffs with US battleships and warplanes near its borders.
This week, two fighter jets were scrambled to escort a pair of American US B-1B strategic bombers over the Black Sea, just days after Russian sailors intercepted the USS Chafee as it set course for the waters of Peter the Great Bay, which Russia maintains is its sovereign territory.
However, even without the Eastern European nation joining the bloc, the NATO military development of the territory is already underway and this really poses a threat to the Russian Federation.
Tomorrow, rockets could appear near Kharkov, what are we going to do about it? It’s not us placing our missiles at Russia’s doorstep, it’s them shoving theirs under our nose, Putin added.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2021.