Much is at stake for the next president of the United States, as the European region has entered one of its tensest periods. Russia and NATO have been at odds with each other and despite constant reaffirmation that neither is seeking for war, telltale signs suggest otherwise. Can the United States stop the war, or will it start it?
NATO and Russia War will be Nuclear
The United States is in for a round of challenging times, and what happens in the future could depend on who wins its presidential election. Slavic nations of Eastern Europe are now under pressure as Russia eyes the Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia—all members of NATO. Analysts believe that the situation goes beyond issuing reassuring statements to appease the situation; rather, there is a need for serious talks about nuclear war as Russia and NATO are both at risk of participating in one.
General Sir Richard Shirreff, retired NATO’s deputy supreme commander of Europe, claims some unsettling things about the situation with Russia in his book “2017 War with Russia.”
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“I’m worried, very worried, that we’re sleepwalking into something absolutely catastrophic,” said Shirreff via Newsweek.
“If NATO goes to war with Russia,” added Shirreff, “that means nuclear war.”
To him, the solution would be for NATO to show of unity and strength that will discourage any offensive moves from the enemy. In this case, it is Russia.
Hungary Defends Russia
However, as threatening as Russia appears to be to NATO, its members and the United States, Hungary’s foreign minister believes otherwise. According to the official, the premise that Russia is trying to invade NATO members is different from reality.
“I don’t think it is a realistic assumption today that Russia would attack any NATO member state,” RT quoted Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.
“This is not how we feel about Russia. I don’t think Russia would pose an existential threat to us,” added Szijjarto.