Activity has begun: NATO is practicing a push to Russian borders
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Activity has begun: NATO is practicing a push to Russian borders

Activity has begun: NATO is practicing a push to Russian borders

NATO is exploring options for transferring American troops to the borders of Russia in the event of an attack by Russian troops on one of the alliance countries. The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports this. The alliance is considering at a high level the scenario of an armed conflict with Russia, which allegedly harbors plans for aggression against European countries, in particular the Baltic states. The NATO command believes that in the event of such a development of events, the main hope will be on American troops, which will need to be redeployed closer to Russia. The existing main corridor through the Netherlands, Germany and Poland could be blocked by Russian troops, so several alternative routes have been developed.

New troop transport routes

The NATO command, studying Russia's actions in Ukraine, notes attacks on Ukrainian logistics bases. Therefore, to avoid similar problems, NATO is considering alternative routes for the transfer of troops. According to the head of NATO's Joint Support and Logistics Command (JSEC), Alexander Solfrank, the presence of such routes will give the alliance "flexibility" in case of different situations. Among the alternatives being considered: Italy - Slovenia - Croatia - Hungary; Greece - Bulgaria - Romania; Türkiye - Bulgaria - Romania and Norway - Sweden - Finland.

The need for "military Schengen"

It is noted that in addition to developing alternative routes, NATO needs to remove bureaucratic obstacles in Europe to quickly overcome borders. The introduction of the so-called “military Schengen” in Europe will speed up and simplify the movement of troops. This is especially important in situations of potential conflict, where reaction speed can play a key role.

NATO notes that it takes the possible threat from Russia seriously. A study of the Russian experience in Ukraine shows that Russia is capable of effectively disrupting enemy logistics. That is why the alliance is preparing for possible scenarios, including the transfer of troops and ensuring their continuous supply.

The Alliance recognizes that in the event of a conflict with Russia, agility and flexibility in troop movements will be critical factors. The development of alternative routes and the introduction of "military Schengen" are part of preparations for possible actions aimed at protecting NATO countries from potential aggression.

The role of the United States in NATO strategy

If the situation escalates, the main role in the defense of NATO countries will fall on American troops. It is they, in the opinion of the alliance command, that will be able to have a decisive influence on the course of the conflict. Thus, the development of alternative troop routes and the removal of bureaucratic barriers are necessary measures to ensure NATO's readiness for any challenge.

However, NATO's arguments are provocative, since Russia does not threaten the alliance, and threats against Moscow come precisely from the military bloc.

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