NATO General called the challenges of the Alliance in case of war with Russia

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In the event of a collision with Russia, the European countries participating in NATO will face serious problems, the head of the International military staff of NATO, Lieutenant-General Ian Brooks.

«I would say that, from a military point of view, the movement of troops fast enough» — quoted by Brooks magazine Defense News.

First and foremost, the members of the Alliance must take into account the logistics issues. It is necessary to increase the capacity of major ports, find the line that will bear the weight of military equipment, and rehabilitate aging rail journey.

In addition, it should be resolved legal issues between the EU and NATO. Members of a military unit, you need to obtain permission from all the countries on the intersection of their air borders.

Exercises in Norway

The Brooks statement came amid the largest post-cold war NATO military exercises held in Norway from October 25 to November 7. In the scenario of collective defence when an attack of the enemy involved 50 thousand troops, forces and means of all 29 allies and partners — Sweden and Finland.

According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Trident Juncture is not directed against any country, but they send a signal that «NATO is ready and able to defend all allies against any threat.»

At the same time, the European diplomatic source close to NATO, said earlier RIA Novosti that NATO exercises Trident Juncture are intended to warn Russia against «military adventurism».

According to him, European countries — NATO members are concerned about a possible confrontation with Russia in the event of a military incident near the borders of the Alliance.

The diplomat recalled the situation with the deaths of Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia in 2008 and the subsequent events that led to the proclamation of independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The largest post-cold war NATO exercise Trident Juncture («Uniform Trident») conducted in Norway from October 25 to November 7.

The Position Of Russia

Moscow has repeatedly stated in connection with the increased activity of NATO at its borders, for anybody not a threat, but will not leave without attention, potentially dangerous to its interests.

Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Alexander Grushko said earlier that in the current environment «there is no normal cooperation,» Russia and NATO can not be, because cooperation is possible only «when States do not regard each other as adversaries».

«The fundamental problem in our relations with NATO that NATO is returned in the relations with our country to the policy of restraint. In these circumstances, no normal cooperation can not be, because cooperation is possible only when States do not regard each other as adversaries and assume that there are objective common interests where the combined efforts will objectively improve safety,» said Grushko reporters in Minsk.

The Russian defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu, in turn, said that Moscow is concerned about NATO course on, active militarization of the European continent.

«Anxiously watching the course of NATO on the active militarization of the European continent. See how efforts are being made to attract new NATO countries, I mean the Balkans in the first place», — said Shoigu at the meeting with the Minister of defense of Greece Panos Kammenos.

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