NATO is playing with fire, as the alliance supposedly expressed desire to have a dialogue with Russia, only to send more troops against it. NATO leaders have agreed to boost presence in Poland and the Baltics even though it is planning to establish talks with Moscow. Will NATO ultimately betray Russia and attack it?
NATO To Attack Russia?
Russian military experts have concluded NATO’s decisions as something along the lines of wanting peace but also preparing for war. Nonetheless, experts noted that Russia will not result to retaliatory measures against the alliance after the Warsaw summit that had concluded recently.
NATO has agreed to make move against Russia in what many are calling the “most decisive move to counter Russia” since the conclusion of the Cold War. In the coming weeks and months, thousands of troops will be deployed in Eastern Europe.
According to TOL, NATO is planning to deploy around four battalions, comprised of 4,000 troops, to Poland the Baltic states. The move is clearly an effort to deter what the alliance has been calling “Russian aggression.” However, even with supposed plans to deploy as many troops, NATO is still seeking dialogue with Russia.
“These battalions will be robust and they will be multinational. They make clear that an attack on one ally will be considered an attack on the whole alliance,” Reuters quoted NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
NATO Rallies Up Opposition
“NATO poses no threat to any country. We do not want a new Cold War … Russia cannot and should not be isolated,” the official also added.
“This is a breakthrough that unambiguously demonstrates NATO’s solidarity and the fact that Estonia is better protected today than ever before,” added Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas via TOL.
According to Vladimir Yevseyev, a military expert and deputy head of the CIS Institute, NATO has been instilling a sense of purpose in the citizens of its members since the Ukrainian crisis. Such move has been crucial in getting the much needed opposition against Moscow, as reported by Russia Beyond the Headlines.