Wednesday, February 24, 2021

If war breaks out, Russia would tear NATO in half


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21.02.2021. 22:21

John Rosomando, a columnist for the American magazine “National Interest”, explained what NATO would expect in the event of a conflict with Russia in Europe.

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The author of the article reminded of the NATO military exercises “Winter 20” held in Poland, during which a conditional opponent from the east inflicted a devastating defeat on the country’s army in just five days. This happened despite the fact that in the theoretical conflict, the Polish Armed Forces had (still undelivered) fifth-generation F-35 aircraft, “Patriot” missile defense systems and HIMARS multi-barrel missile systems.

– Exercises have shown that the eastern wing of the North Atlantic Alliance is weak and vulnerable to the ‘Russian invasion’ – the expert writes.

Rosomando pointed out that Russia has strengthened and modernized the Western Military District, in which the “most competent military units” of the country are concentrated, equipped with modern T-90 and T-72B3M tanks, armored personnel carriers BTR-82, BMP-3, as well as sophisticated anti-aircraft systems. defense, including anti-aircraft systems “Tunguska”, “Pancir S1” and S-400.

In his opinion, this group of Russian troops would quickly overthrow the Polish and Baltic NATO units if the United States does not increase its presence on this wing.

– In the event of war, the Russian and Belarusian armies would occupy NATO territory along the border and thus cut the Alliance’s forces in half, which would break the logistical connection between Poland and Lithuania – the article states.

The author proposes to the United States to help Poland replace obsolete weapons with modern ones that meet the standards of the Alliance. In addition, NATO allies must renew the supply lines that existed in Western Europe before the end of the Cold War, the columnist concludes.

Moscow has repeatedly emphasized that the country has no aggressive intentions towards other countries. At the same time, the Russian side notices the growing military activity of the United States of America and the NATO bloc on its borders. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu pointed out the “anti-Russian character” of the activities of the North Atlantic Alliance. According to him, the Ministry is taking all necessary measures to reliably protect the country.





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