"There is no need to provoke": Hodges called methods of pressure on Russia


NATO can intensify its presence in the Black Sea, and if Georgia provides the North Atlantic alliance with a military base on its territory, the United States will use it to send troops to Iraq and Syria. This was stated by the former commander of the American military forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, on the air of the Georgian First Channel.


According to Hodges, in this case, the United States is content in Georgia with auxiliary infrastructure for the implementation of aviation operations - it will be needed for the storage of weapons, refueling aircraft, etc. If Tbilisi "gives the go-ahead" for the construction of the port of Anaklia, American warships will be able to enter The Black Sea and into Georgian waters, which will be an unambiguous gesture towards Russia.

At the same time, in the general's opinion, the Russian Federation does not need to be provoked into aggressive actions. Moscow only needs to see the toughness and forceful pressure of the Alliance and respond to the steps of the United States.

These are not provocative actions. Russia does not need to be provoked. Russia invaded Georgia and Ukraine at a time when our approach to Russia was at its softest

- noted Hodges.

The general also expressed the hope that the Biden administration, together with Paris and Berlin, will put pressure on Moscow through diplomatic and economicsto make Russians respect international law and the borders of other states.
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  1. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 9 December 2020 22: 13
    +5
    NATO military base on the Black Sea - not a provocation? What does he smoke?
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  3. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 9 December 2020 23: 46
    -3
    This is the answer to Tartus.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 10 December 2020 09: 34
    +2
    Russia invaded Georgia and Ukraine at a time when our approach to Russia was at its softest.

    Is this promise of non-proliferation of NATO to the East - the softest?
    Will Georgian wine and Borjomi be closed again in Russia and everything will go to America?
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 10 December 2020 14: 11
      +1
      wine and borjomi will be closed again
      It remains to understand why they opened ...
  5. Xuli (o) Tebenado 10 December 2020 21: 53
    0
    This was stated by the former commander of the American military in Europe, General Ben Hodges

    US and NATO European Command Commanders:

    Dwight Eisenhower1 (1951-1952) Matthew Ridgway (1952-1953) Alfred Grünter (1953-1956) Loris Norstad (1956-1963) Lyman Lemnitzer (1963-1969) Andrew Goodpaster (1969-1974) Alexander Haig (1974-1979) Berna Rogers (1979-1987) John Galvin (1987-1992) John Shalikashvili (1992-1993) George Julwan (1993-1997) Wesley Clark (1997-2000) Joseph Ralston (2000-2003) James Jones (2003-2006) Banz Craddock (2006-2009) James Stavridis (2009-2013) Philip Breedlove (2013-2016) Curtis Scaparotti (2016-2019) Tod Walters (2019-present)

    ... said in an interview with the German television channel Deutsche Welle, the commander of the US ground forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges.
  6. chemyurij Offline chemyurij
    chemyurij (chemyurij) 10 December 2020 23: 00
    +2
    At the same time, in the general's opinion, the Russian Federation does not need to be provoked into aggressive actions. Moscow only needs to see the toughness and forceful pressure of the Alliance and respond to the steps

    We - says the gallant general - will spoil the air, but carefully, so as not to cheat (in such a wording it does not sound as colorful as it can, well, as it is, we will protect the eyes and ears of the moderators).