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Monday, October 24, 2016

American experts fear NATO: Russia could invade Poland per night

The experts of the American analytical center Atlantic Council urged NATO to prepare for an armed confrontation with Russia, which has sufficient military capacity to invade Poland in just one night.

photo: Ignat Kalinin

German tabloid Bild has published the results of a new study conducted by experts of the American analytical center Atlantic Council.

The document notes that the Alliance must be ready for a possible attack of Russia on one of the countries-members of NATO. In particular, analysts have concluded that Russia is just one night could invade Poland.

“Even if at present, Moscow is not interested to go for a direct confrontation with NATO, that could all change over night and to be implemented in the shortest possible time. The more appropriate plans and the necessary resources have been prepared”, — stated in the document, the translation of which leads InoPressa.

The authors of the study write that “Putin’s annexation of Crimea” showed how quickly is able to act in Russia. In this regard, they offer options for “hard” retaliation. According to them, objectives may be the Moscow metro, a grid of St. Petersburg and Russian state TV channel RT.

In addition, according to analysts of the center, Poland must make it clear to Russia that in case of war, send in the Kaliningrad region “special forces to destroy strategically important targets, such as missile batteries”.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Michael carpenter said that Russia could in less than 60 hours to capture the capital of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and NATO troops will simply not be able to prevent it.

The Russian General staff’s statement has caused confusion. “Why do we have to meddle in the Baltic States — for sprats, what?” the source told the Agency. In his opinion, the Americans strongly underestimated the potential of the Russian army, as in the case of the theoretical need to capture the Baltic States and hour enough.”

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