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Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Pentagon predicted the conquest of the Baltic States by Russia for 60 hours


Deputy assistant defense Secretary Michael carpenter said that the Russian army could easily occupy the Baltic States. For the capture of Tallinn and Riga, according to him, Moscow will not need more than 60 hours.


photo: Ignat Kalinin

These data are presented in the February report of the research center of RAND, which was presented at the international Committee of the Senate of the U.S. Congress, reports The Weekly Standard.

The official noted that in case of aggression by the Russian military ahead of the Alliance and on time and distance. But there is now the Kremlin’s advantage, carpenter promised to last till the end of 2017 — this time on the Eastern borders of NATO should deploy a brigade combat group, which is a major tactical military formation of the American troops.

The RAND report says that the Alliance is unable to protect the territory of the weakest of its members, the most vulnerable are Latvia and Estonia. According to analysts, to stop the rapid advance of Russian troops is possible with the help of seven teams, including three armored.

But the Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz yet exudes optimism. He recently said that he will be able to hold back the Russian invasion of one NATO battalion.

Earlier in the Federation Council drew attention to the activity of NATO in Eastern Europe. The senators noticed that the unit began to rebuild the old Soviet bases in the Baltic States, Poland and Romania, and the number of troops in the region increased 19 times.

In this regard, the member of the Federation Council Frants Klintsevich has accused the West in the preparation of a bridgehead for attacking Russia.

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