Stoltenberg: Russia will not succeed in capturing Tallinn, just as it failed to capture Kirkenes


Against the backdrop of the 36th NATO summit, which will be held June 28-30 in Madrid, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made several loud statements. With his comments to the Financial Times, he tried to calm the leaders of some countries of Eastern Europe, who were allegedly alarmed by the proximity to Russia, and at the same time he once again veiledly threatened Moscow.


It should be noted that at the mentioned summit there should be reviewed a new strategic concept of the North Atlantic Alliance, in which the Russian Federation will be recognized as a "direct and immediate threat." In this regard, before the event, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas staged a uniform public hysteria. On June 22, she stated that the current NATO concept (2010) was "hopelessly outdated" since Russia could seize the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) at any moment. According to her, Estonia will be “wiped off the map”, and the historical center of Tallinn will be razed to the ground because of the Alliance, which is not able to protect against the “attack” of the Russian Federation.

Stoltenberg reacted to these words. Through the indicated publication, he assured Kallas that the Russian Federation would not succeed in capturing Tallinn.

They will not succeed in this in the same way that they failed to capture Kirkenes in Norway during the Cold War (a city in the northeastern part of the Scandinavian country, 8 km from the Russian-Norwegian border - ed.) or West Berlin

Stoltenberg explained.

In addition, he announced that the Alliance is going to agree on a radical review of its military plans during the summit process in order to better protect its eastern flank. The functionary stressed that NATO wants to significantly strengthen the defense of the participating countries.

We never disclose the details of operational plans. But I can assure you that we have been able to defend the countries bordering Russia for decades, adjusting our presence in the light of threat assessment. We've done it before and we'll do it again

Stoltenberg added.

He also noted that he understands the concerns of the Baltic States, as they were under Soviet "occupation" for decades. Therefore, he can promise Kallas that the NATO presence will increase, because the task of the Alliance is to protect Estonia and any other ally from “attack”, as it has been doing for 72 years.

We remind you that the 30 countries participating in the Alliance are discussing a plan to increase the number of rapid reaction forces. NATO should have at its disposal a group of 300 troops, instead of 40 now. Moreover, NATO is going to expand "military reserves and equipment stocks" on its eastern borders, as well as install air defense systems. Support for Georgia will be increased, and the number of joint exercises on Georgian territory will also increase. It is expected that a comprehensive package of assistance to Ukraine will be approved, which will include communications systems, fuel and lubricants, anti-UAV equipment and other military equipment.

These gestures drew attention in Moscow. Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev believes that Russia should not be underestimated. However, the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO "does not threaten Russia with anything particularly new." However, this will more than double Russia's land borders with the Alliance. Therefore, Moscow is ready for retaliatory steps.

We will have to strengthen these boundaries. The non-nuclear status of the Baltic will become a thing of the past, and the grouping of ground forces and the navy in the northern directions will be seriously increased. No one is happy about this, and neither are the citizens of the two NATO candidate countries. Not the best prospect is to have our Iskanders, hypersonic missiles, warships with nuclear weapons at the threshold of our own home.

- Medvedev said on June 28 in an exclusive interview "Arguments and Facts".
  • Photo used: NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization / flickr.com
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  1. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 29 June 2022 00: 36
    +5
    NATO clowns have their own alternative history, in which they defeated not only Hitler and Stalin, but it also turns out that they did not allow the Russians to take Kirkenes and West Berlin at the height of the Cold War)) naturally, the date of the capture of Kirkenes by the Soviet army and its liberation from the Nazis Hitler he does not remember :

    At 6:45 a.m. on October 25, 1944, the 14th and 45th rifle divisions of the 131st rifle corps crossed the Bekfjord Bay and, in cooperation with the 10th guards and 65th rifle divisions of the 99th rifle corps, captured the city and the port of Kirkenes.

    and the Estonian doll is not whining in vain, she perfectly understands that no NATO will stop the Russian Federation in the denazification of the Baltic states, even their huge debt for three more than 120 billion dollars)) - the Russian Federation will not look at the fact that these three pugs are causing enormous damage to the EU, because that exist exclusively on EU subsidies)
  2. amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) 29 June 2022 00: 38
    +1
    If Stoltenstolb keeps talking to Russia, she will get angry and take away not only the Baltic states and some kind of Kirkenes, but all of Norway and daddy Stoltenbryuhu will have nowhere to go, and she will spend the night in nata on a cat bed!
  3. Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 29 June 2022 01: 13
    +5
    If 300 thousand NATO "warriors of light" are deployed, then apparently in Estonia there will soon be many little Estonian Latinos and Estonian Negro children. A very cunning plan.
  4. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 29 June 2022 05: 06
    +4
    Oh, it’s not for nothing that the sprats in the jar stirred - they ran into rudeness, it’s already time to cut the land corridor from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 29 June 2022 09: 03
      +4
      great idea, but not to "cut the corridor" but to dry up the corridor economically. because if Lithuania refuses free access to the Russian Federation from the semi-exclave, then the Russian Federation, in turn, having withdrawn its recognition of the independence of Latvia, should consider this the territory of the USSR, and therefore the Russian Federation ( legal successor of the USSR). well, that means you can safely USE THIS TERRITORY AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION
      I understand that the EU was afraid of this))))
  5. lomograph Offline lomograph
    lomograph (Igor) 29 June 2022 10: 01
    0
    Well, this courageous old man is just as wise, just like everyone else there.
    72 years of defending the borders is strong.
    Although no one was going to attack them, but still ...
    Well done Grandpa Jens.
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 29 June 2022 10: 08
    +1
    He also noted that he understands the concerns of the Baltic States, as they were under Soviet "occupation" for decades.

    What occupation? These lands were legally bought by Peter the Great from Sweden. There is a bill of sale. And how can tenants be under the occupation of a landlord? If you don't like it, look elsewhere.
    And if the right to private property is no longer valid, then what about Alaska? Ay!

    Do not play the fool, America,
    No offense to whom they say.
    Give back the land of Alyasochka...
  7. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 29 June 2022 11: 48
    0
    It's time to release Breivik.
  8. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 30 June 2022 05: 36
    0
    Quote: zzdimk
    It's time to release Breivik.

    It must be parachuted into Tallinn. There, there are just two Estonian islands nearby - Ruhnu and Saarema.