According to General Nicholas Carter, who heads the British General staff, the Western countries need to figure out where Russia has a weak hand. Vulnerable points of Moscow, he said, the allies can use if necessary asymmetric response. General calls for increased energy independence of the countries of the West to extend sanctions regime, and to tell Russians what was really happening.
Carter is confident that Russia is capable of attacking quickly and in unexpected ways. Thus, in his opinion, Russia has no single model for conflict with NATO. Russia adheres to a multimodal approach with the use of all weapons is a hybrid option where you can use little green men, big green tanks and a huge green rocket, says Carter. “Their thinking flexibly — their staff are able to change, to grow, easy to learn lessons,” he added.