NATO ready for direct confrontation with Russia: Official
When asked about the possibility of using nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war, chair of the NATO Military Committee Rob Bauer responded by assuring that Russia will not use nuclear weapons.
Chair of the NATO Military Committee Rob Bauer said, during an interview for Portugal’s RTP TV channel, that the US-led bloc is ready for "a direct confrontation with Russia."
He also claimed that NATO will only respond if Russia crosses the "red line" by "invading" one of NATO's member states.
The top military figure emphasized that NATO should be more prepared because Russia presently has the "military initiative".
NATO is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia, but the alliance must rearm, the head of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, said in an interview with the Portuguese RTP. In his opinion, Russia's strategic aims are beyond the borders of Ukraine.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) January 28, 2023
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"The fact that your opponent possesses superior weapons is not the enemy's concern. That is your issue", he stated.
When asked about the possibility of using nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war, he responded by assuring that Russia will not use nuclear weapons.
"Vladimir Putin is not insane; he is a rational person," he added.
This comes at a fleet of Western narratives that aim to raise fears across the globe regarding a potential nuclear disaster. The West has been accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of intensifying the Ukraine war, claiming that Russia is willing to deploy nuclear weapons against Ukraine. It is not a surprise that such a narrative received substantial attention in the Western media.
But Russia has reiterated several times that its nuclear deterrence policy was guided by the postulate of the inadmissibility of nuclear war, as there could be no winners in such a conflict.
It is noteworthy that the Pentagon has repeatedly stressed that the United States has no indication that Russia intends to use a nuclear weapon in the Ukraine war.
In early October, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said there is no evidence in sight that suggests Russia's intention to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
Concurrently, reports about Kiev preparing to use a dirty bomb in Ukraine to blame Russia for using nuclear weapons have been circulating for about months now.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky even underlined that NATO must carry out a preemptive strike against Russia instead of waiting for Russia's nuclear attacks.
In light of that, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that those who attempt to blackmail his country with nuclear weapons will find it coming back to bite them.
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