Regarding the statement “as Russia develops advanced weapons systems and sends troops and equipment closer to the borders of allies,” in fact Russian deployments, to the extent they occur, are exclusively to its own borders and within its own territory as NATO steadily encroaches on and surrounds Russia with troops, armor, ground- and ship-based anti-ballistic interceptor missiles, cyber warfare centers and strategic air bases in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Turkey.
NATO is developing a plan to defend against a potential Russian attack, Reuters reports.
“NATO defense ministers are set to agree a new master plan on Thursday to defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts,” the message reads.
The defense strategy will focus on preparing for attacks in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, including nuclear weapons, hacking or network hazards.
Diplomats note that such a danger is inevitable as Russia develops advanced weapons systems and sends troops and equipment closer to the borders of allies.
As it was reported earlier, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has expressed the US position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict: “Let’s be clear that Russia started this war and Russia is the obstacle to peaceful resolution [of the conflict]. And they can start by respecting Ukrainian sovereignty and its territorial integrity.”