"War will break out at any moment": in Germany told how to avoid the conflict between Russia and NATO

Since 2014, relations between Russia and the collective West have clearly tended to deteriorate, which is reflected in particular in the increased military activity of the Russian Federation and NATO countries, the mutual approach of aircraft, and the confrontation of ground forces in the Baltic states. At any moment, such a confrontation risks turning into a war.

Head of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Gromyko, former US Ambassador to Ukraine, and Research Fellow at Brookings Institution and Stanford University, Stephen Pifer, retired Colonel, and Research Fellow at the Science and policy»Wolfgang Richter on the pages of Frankfurter Rundschau offers his own ways to reduce the degree of global tension.

Experts note that they, in cooperation with 40 specialists from different countries, have developed effective practical measures to reduce the risk of open military conflict.

Tensions between Russia and NATO could escalate at any time ... To prevent this, both sides must cooperate with each other

- note the authors of the article in the German edition.

According to scientists, the parties should restore a dialogue on security and cooperation issues, as well as contacts between the military personnel of Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance. To this end, it is necessary to hold expert meetings and high-level negotiations on a regular basis, maintain communication channels between border units, act especially carefully in areas near the borders, increase the overall mutual openness of military maneuvers, etc.

Analysts also believe that Russia and Europe should adhere to the provisions of the Open Skies Treaty and encourage Washington to return to it. In addition, negotiations on missile defense systems must be resumed.

Together, we want to reduce the risks of military confrontation in order to prevent existential danger

- conclude Gromyko, Pifer and Richter.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 December 2020 14: 38
    both sides must cooperate with each other

    Well, why did the Germans not answer what was in the way and why they didn’t cooperate? What's next? Again bases and missiles at our borders, provocative flights, incitement of their "sixes" to spoil Russia, etc. ??? They would immediately offer to surrender and die, or voluntarily become slaves. The time will come when the "helm" of Russia will have a power that has no family and business in Europe, the USA and England. Then Europe will shudder. And you will return everything that you have stolen and more with% !!!!!
  2. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 21 December 2020 14: 38
    Negotiations may resume when NATO is back on the 1991 line.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 21 December 2020 15: 39
    Analysts also believe that Russia and Europe should adhere to the provisions of the Open Skies Treaty and encourage Washington to return to it.

    We will comply, and the Gay Europeans will leak information on their flights over the Russian Federation to the Americans within NATO. It's great!
    The grandfather of this director of the Institute of Europe (by the way, the name of this director is Alexei, not Andrei), A.A. Gromyko, by far better defended the interests of the USSR. In the world of international diplomacy at the time, he was nicknamed "Mister NO".
  4. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 21 December 2020 18: 05
    The dialogue "Russia-NATO" was interrupted by the Gay Europeans together with the leader. They should ask at the door of Russia and whine about its renewal.