The head of the General staff of the Armed forces of the United Kingdom Nicholas Carter suggested that Russia and any time can start a “hostile action” against the West. About it the General said during a speech at the Royal United Institute for defence studies.
Carter has compared Russia with Japan in 1941, which decided to attack the United States until the Americans are gone from them in the final technological lead. “Russia may launch a hostile action sooner than we expect and sooner than decided it would we in similar circumstances,” he said.
The General expressed confidence that the Russian side used the experience of the war in Syria for a military buildup. According to him, in the Arab Republic of Russian armed forces “has tested the rocket of distant radius of action, as well as over 150 other types of weapons and equipment”.
Carter suggested that a possible “hostile actions” of Russia can be directed to the infrastructure security in Europe, and can aim to undermine the credibility of NATO.
“This (attack Russia) will begin with “little green men” (a reference to Russia’s actions in Crimea in March 2014 — approx.) it starts with something we don’t expect. What we have seen, should not be taken as the model for the future,” warned the General.
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