NATO is preparing a new plan to counter Russia
It provides for the possibility of a simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, including with the potential use of nuclear weapons, cyber weapons and space systems.
Defense ministers of NATO member states at a meeting in Brussels plan to approve a new plan to counter a possible attack from Russia in several directions at once. This was reported on Wednesday, October 20, by the agency Reuters citing sources from among officials.
It is noted that “the NATO defense ministers intend on Thursday to agree on a new comprehensive plan to protect against any potential attack on several fronts.” The article states that NATO “is still determined to contain Moscow,” despite the fact that the alliance is now paying more attention to China than before.
It is also reported that the plan provides for the possibility of “any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions”, including with the potential use of nuclear weapons, cyber weapons and space systems. According to the publication, the officials interviewed do not claim that such an attack will follow.
“If there is such a major conflict, it will require action in the entire area of operations,” the words of the American official are quoted in the material. “Different events can happen at the same time, which requires holistic preparation,” he added.
NATO defense ministers will hold a scheduled meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels on October 21-22. As NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, this meeting, in particular, will consider the possible consequences of the closure of the Russian and NATO missions in Brussels and Moscow and issues of military deterrence of the Russian Federation, as well as assess the Russian missile and nuclear potential …
On the eve of the Russian Foreign Ministry offered NATO a way to communicate… Russia suspended the work of its permanent mission to NATO, and the Alliance previously expelled some of the Russian diplomats. For communication between NATO and Russia, you can use the ambassador of one of the Alliance member countries, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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