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Nato-General Hans-Lothar Domröse über die neue schnelle Eingreiftruppe, die Bedrohung durch Russland und seinen guten Schlaf

Wäre Putin auch bereit, Atomwaffen gegen Nato-Truppen einzusetzen?

Wir betrachten dieses Thema mit großer Sorge. Die Russen halten den taktischen Einsatz von Atomwaffen im Gefecht für eine mögliche Form der Kriegsführung, wir nicht.

English translation:

NATO General Hans-Lothar Domröse on the new rapid reaction force, and the threat of Russia

General, we are not already at war with Russia – in a propaganda war?

The Russian propaganda machine is running and acts. We will reply to the west on the truth quickly, and we gloss over anything. It may there be exceptions, but it is the principle. However, it is an old Russian tradition, matters only not admit it then to comment in a different light, and finally to make a U-turn. Let’s take the example of the Crimea. It was said at the beginning: We are not. Then it was: Yes, there are also Russian soldiers. But they’re on vacation . Soldier on vacation with equipment so. The summit was then entering into argument of President Putin: I had to intervene there.

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Russian warships accused of ‘chasing away’ Swedish vessel to prevent Baltic States from achieving energy independence

Lithuania says it is being bullied by the Kremlin – and has already starting drawing up plans for what to do if Russia invades

Lithuania’s foreign ministry said a naval vessel from Russia’s Northern Fleet had entered its waters for the fourth time in around a month and illegally forced a Sweden-owned ship to change course.

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Russia masses more forces near Ukraine border

A new build-up is underway with Russia deploying air defence units inside Ukraine and massing more troops on the border, says US State Department

Russia is carrying out a new military build-up in eastern Ukraine, massing troops on the border and deploying advanced air defences inside its neighbour, according to the US State Department.

More units are being deployed near Ukraine’s eastern frontier, giving Russia a stronger military presence along the border than at any time since last October.

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US Concerned About Russia’s Emerging Strategic Military Capabilities

The United States is concerned about Russia’s emerging strategic capabilities in nuclear, space, cyber security spheres, Commander of US Strategic Command Adm. Cecil Haney said on Thursday.

“Russia has had more than a decade of investments in modernization across their strategic nuclear forces. This is not about the continuation of the cold war <…>This is about emerging capability at a time of significant concerns in Russians execution of their near abroad strategy,” Adm. Haney said at the event devoted to strategic deterrence in Atlantic Council, Washington, DC. Continue reading

Russia tests surface-to-air missiles in military exercises: RIA

 

(Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday tested surface-to-air missiles during army exercises in the southern Russian province of Astrakhan, a defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying, in a move to show its military might as fighting rages in neighboring Ukraine. Continue reading