The Federation Council has explained the representative of NATO about a possible conflict with Russia

© AFP 2018 / Petras MalukasВоенные exercises of NATO troops. Archival photoThe Federation Council has explained the representative of NATO about a possible conflict with Russia© 2018 AFP / Petras Malukas

The head of the international military staff of NATO, Lieutenant-General Ian Brooks his statements about a possible conflict with Russia is seeking to cause fear among Europeans, and as a consequence — to increase the funding of the Alliance, said a member of the international Committee of the Federation Council Oleg Morozov.

Brooks in an interview with Defense News reported that in the event of a collision with Russia, the European countries participating in NATO will face serious problems with logistics. The General noted that it is necessary to increase the capacity of the major ports, find the line that will bear the weight of military equipment.

«Such statements have two purposes. The first is to give a signal to the world that Russia is aggressive and can start a real war in Europe. The escalation of fear,» said Morozov, RIA Novosti on Sunday.

Second, he said, is to tell the Europeans that they are vulnerable to «potential aggressor», and «security» have to pay.

«In reality, the transportation of military equipment is the tenth question and it is solved. Almost all European NATO countries, including at our borders, have on their territory NATO military equipment. To increase this potential in modern conditions is a matter of a few days,» concluded Morozov.

Statements about the «Russian threat» is periodically heard from the lips of Western politicians, mostly from the Baltic countries and Poland. At the same time Moscow has repeatedly stressed that will never attack any of the NATO countries. According to head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, NATO is well aware of the absence of Russian plans to attack anyone, but just enjoy the excuse to place more vehicles and battalions near the Russian border.

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