Spiegel: Insiders report possible Russian strikes on NATO's broad front

Hopes are waning within NATO that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not launch an "invasion" of Ukraine. At the same time, officials at the headquarters of the Alliance are increasingly worried about an even worse scenario for the development of the situation, writes the German magazine Der Spiegel, citing insiders close to the military-political bloc.

The publication notes that Moscow accuses the West of seeking to establish military superiority over the Russian Federation. The Kremlin is demanding that NATO stop accepting former Soviet republics into its ranks. Russia also wants the Alliance to withdraw its troops from the countries of Eastern Europe.

All this will be very difficult to accomplish. Rather, these are requirements that NATO cannot satisfy. Bloc Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that each country has the right to choose its own path and that this "basic principle" is the foundation of European security

- says the publication.

Thus, preparations for war in Eastern Europe continue and the situation worsens. In recent months, the Russian Federation has “pulled” over 100 thousand of its military personnel to the Ukrainian border, equipped with various weapons systems. NATO believes that hostilities may begin in the near future, even if not all units of the Russian Federation are ready for a full-scale "invasion". Russia will “attack” Ukraine from several fronts at once.

In addition, Brussels no longer even considers it impossible that the Kremlin could consciously desire an armed clash with the West outside of Ukraine. Insiders told the publication that certain unfounded fears are circulating within the Alliance about the ability of the Russian Armed Forces to use its increased military presence in the Mediterranean, North Atlantic and Arctic to strike on a wide front - even against NATO member states. Large-scale disinformation and propaganda campaigns, as well as cyber attacks, should also be expected from the Russian Federation, the media concluded.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. tulip Offline tulip
    tulip 23 January 2022 14: 59
    In Syria, the Americans are outside the law, they sent their troops, they pump oil and sell it. That is, in fact, they occupied part of the country and, like, nothing. I think in the near future the Syrian army, with the help of Russia, will hit them.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 23 January 2022 17: 30
      If we really want to emerge victorious, then we must be ready to act simultaneously in different directions, the United States threatens us from several directions at the same time, and now we need to show determination and neutralize these threats !!!
      1. tulip Offline tulip
        tulip 23 January 2022 21: 43
        keep watching
        1. Rusa Offline Rusa
          Rusa 24 January 2022 01: 29
          We are watching. The information war is in full swing.
          “They won’t touch us, we won’t touch, but if they touch us, we won’t let go.”
      2. Avarron Offline Avarron
        Avarron (Sergei) 23 January 2022 22: 41
        And are we ready ourselves, personally, with our legs to get up from the sofa and stomp to freeze in the fields, leave our hands, feet, and other parts of the bodies in the ravines?
        1. Alexander Offline Alexander
          Alexander (Alexander) 23 January 2022 23: 11
          Serezhenka, don’t worry, our state and the lives of the citizens of this state are at stake (Russians have a flair for this matter in their blood ...), unlike the geyropa and the rainbow tan, our motivation is several orders of magnitude higher !!!! we will not only go, but also wring the neck of Westerners (if you don’t believe me - learn history, this is not the first time for us ...), but to our neighbors at computers (what are they like - John and Kate, Uh, it doesn’t matter what their names are .. . ), tell us that we will also get you in whatever bunker you write your nonsense ....
          1. Avarron Offline Avarron
            Avarron (Sergei) 24 January 2022 03: 47
            I live in Cheboksary and I am an ordinary Russian who did not fall for these games of war.
            1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
              DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 24 January 2022 14: 02
              Go to Ukraine.
            2. silver169 Offline silver169
              silver169 (Aristarkh Feliksovich) 26 January 2022 17: 38
              Because of such cowardly corrupt creatures, all the problems in Russia.
              1. Avarron Offline Avarron
                Avarron (Sergei) 26 January 2022 17: 50
                As I understand it, you are writing this right from the trench on the burning boot of a murdered comrade?
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    2. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
      Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 24 January 2022 06: 10
      Also I think ! I support Mikhail Alekseev.
    3. Vladimir Daetoya (Vladimir Daetoya) 24 January 2022 20: 36
      How our Syrians are able to support is seen by the example of Israeli missiles already flying in the direction of the Russian base and reaching the target without hindrance. The Syrians themselves will not attack the ov. Another thing is if Russia does this, then they can help clear up the rubble.
  2. Denis radish Offline Denis radish
    Denis radish (Denis Moroz) 23 January 2022 16: 56
    Looks like they've gone down the drain...
    and even more like this covid dilutes brains and was invented specifically for this here ..
    1. Uneven Offline Uneven
      Uneven (X) 24 January 2022 12: 41
      You made a mistake: "zeroed out" not "there", but here. Although if you're from there, it might very well be...
  3. Screw Offline Screw
    Screw (Gennady) 23 January 2022 18: 00
    You have to learn the Russian language, this is not English for you, in which "as I want, I turn it around" and then "well, you understand me." It is precisely said that NATO troops with weapons and ammunition will return to the borders of 1997. Nothing is said about the withdrawal of countries from NATO.
  4. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 23 January 2022 23: 12
    In Germany, all the media seem to have already set their brains, after the indignation about aggressive Russia, they begin to write something else, that the threat of invasion is not visible at all, the Poles offend refugees, the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs is a native. It is understandable, the German economy is juggling London, ready to deliver a mortal blow.
    Before I had to think. Now is the best time to put pressure on the Polyakov to the maximum through the European Commission.
    One can imagine what kind of behind-the-scenes movement is now in the EU. It remains to be hoped that the old world, Western Europe, which is also geographically far from the "events" and Russia, are not at all eager to fit in. The threat to the economies is serious and everyone has to think about where the EU will take gas and everything else. In this sense, Poland, the Baltic states and other American mongrels do not have such weight in the EU to impose such serious "changes" on them.
    It remains to be hoped that the states themselves have an understanding of the risks of geostrategic consequences from the tensions created by the US that threaten the EU countries. However this crisis ended, it dealt a serious blow to NATO. It quickly and very clearly became clear to everyone - the United States is far away and provided with everything, and we are included in such adventures without even asking how terrible it is to think what will happen when it comes to China. Maybe it's better to send it to NATO along with the states. The US screwed up big when they framed their allies. They thought that Russia would avoid any aggravations, they thought Russia wants to appear "good", so that Crimea would be forgiven for it, that it could still be flogged a little and sanctions could be imposed. And then suddenly such a turn.
    But it is not yet evening and the game is not over.
  5. updidi Offline updidi
    updidi (Alexander Kazakov) 24 January 2022 02: 37
    Only the Western media are now engaged in disinformation. Warming up an already difficult situation. Every day, spitting out assumptions pulled out of the ceiling
  6. Edvid Offline Edvid
    Edvid 24 January 2022 04: 36
    Act of agreement between Russia and NATO dated May 27, 1997
    This is a legal backing to the Kremlin's demands that NATO retract to the 1997 borders. :
  7. Blast Offline Blast
    Blast (Vladimir) 24 January 2022 09: 00
    Actually, there is no need for "attacks on NATO's broad front." One demonstrative destruction of some kind of missile defense facility on some territory of Poland is enough. With a warning and the appointment of a certain day of impact to prevent unnecessary victims. Also with media accompaniment that this is not an act of aggression by forgiving the state, but simply a demonstration of determination to defend the security zone of Russia and the implementation of the promised military response to reinforce the previously put forward demands for NATO to return to the 1997 borders.
  8. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 24 January 2022 15: 06
    Quote: Mikhail Alekseev
    I think in the near future the Syrian army, with the help of Russia, will hit them.

    What's the point?
  9. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 24 January 2022 15: 11
    Quote: Blast
    One demonstrative destruction of some kind of missile defense facility on some territory of Poland is enough.

    It is enough to divide Ukraine into several parts and deprive it of access to the sea.
    After all, they can shoot at Kaliningrad. And why do we need a war with Poland now?
    1. Blast Offline Blast
      Blast (Vladimir) 24 January 2022 16: 50
      Ukraine, the Russian invasion still needs to be "deserved" ... Only Russia does not need it, the fight is for Europe, not for Ukraine. As VVP used to say - "The Common Economic Space from Lisbon to Vladivostok". This is exactly what the ocean really does not want ...
  10. sadikov.israil Offline sadikov.israil
    sadikov.israil (Isroil Asrorkhochaev) 24 January 2022 15: 40
    I can't understand one thing. Why would NATO expand further? Who threatens her and Europe? African countries? God forbid. China or Iran? Also past. Russia ? Also past. Then who ? Unless it's aliens. Here the chickens will cackle sitting on a perch.
    1. Blast Offline Blast
      Blast (Vladimir) 24 January 2022 16: 41
      Whoever has Europe, he "dances" it. The fight for sales markets, and for this, NATO needs to ensure that the European market does not yield to anyone ... And then Russia with its SP2, China with its silk road, etc. The task of NATO is to prevent close Eurasian economic integration, everything is quite understandable ... And Ukraine, as a buffer state, in general, the entire belt of these buffer states is aimed at this, to separate Europe from the rest of the continent. It seems to come to the point that "do not get you to anyone ...".
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  13. YES UZH Offline YES UZH
    YES UZH (YES) 25 January 2022 20: 06
    Quote: Uneven
    You made a mistake: "zeroed out" not "there", but here. Although if you're from there, it might very well be...

  14. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 26 January 2022 01: 12
    Spiegel: Insiders report possible Russian strikes on NATO's broad front

    R “R” SѓRїРѕСЃС‚Рё РєР ° РєРёРµ-то.
  15. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 24 February 2022 12: 43
    - Maybe we'll drink? - We'll definitely eat. The whole world is in ruins. But then.

    (film "DMB")