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Top NATO official declares readiness for confrontation with Russia

Jan 29, 2023

NATO is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia, as the aggressor country's strategic goals go beyond Ukraine. This was stated on Saturday, January 28, by Admiral Rob Bauer, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, for the Portuguese RTP.


He noted that Russia is seeking to "return to the Soviet Union" and has been coming to a country with weapons for years. Therefore, "NATO must be ready".

"Now we are faced with the threat that is Russia. It comes to us uninvited at any time. So we have to be ready. We don't have time to prepare because it's up to them when they come," Bauer said.

He also noted that the industrial production of the North Atlantic Alliance countries should be reoriented to the military sphere. In order to carry out rearmament, he believes it is advisable to introduce a "peacetime military economy."

At the same time, Bauer clarified that he does not believe in a nuclear war, as Russian President Vladimir Putin is "not crazy."

"I think Vladimir Putin is not crazy, and this is good news. He has ideas that do not match our ideas. But he is not crazy. So, he is still a rational person," the admiral said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/01/2023

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