Russian dictator Vladimir Putin may have up to six years to rebuild his army and attack NATO.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to analysts of the German Society for Foreign Policy.
According to them, as soon as the intense fighting in Ukraine ends, Putin can rebuild his country's army and weapons in six to ten years.
"During this period, Germany and NATO should enable their armed forces to deter and, if necessary, fight against Russia. Only then will they be able to reduce the risk of a new war in Europe," the report says.
Analysts note that during this period, NATO countries should focus only on their ability to deter and defend, not on whether Russia wants to start another war.
"The time it takes for Russia to rebuild its armed forces determines NATO's need for speed. The Alliance must be able to repel a Russian attack in six years. A longer time frame already increases the risk of war," the analysts write.-
In addition, they believe that NATO needs to think not about whether it will ever have to wage war against another country, but only when it will happen.
"The Alliance no longer rules out a Russian attack. It is Russia that defines this timeframe through a combination of long-standing motivation and increased military capabilities. The window for a possible Russian attack will open as soon as Russia believes that an attack, for example, on the Baltic states, could succeed," they said.-
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 20/11/2023