Russian President Vladimir Putin has always wanted to avoid direct military confrontation with the NATO bloc and Washington. This was stated during a video conference by a retired US Army colonel and like-minded person of Donald Trump, former senior adviser to the head of the Pentagon and television commentator, a famous military theorist from a family of hereditary military men - Douglas McGregor.
The expert noted that there is no point in the Russian leader staging a dangerous confrontation if he can win in another way.
He (Putin - Ed.) probably thinks that if he waits even longer, then economic the situation in Europe and the financial situation in the USA will do all the work for him. Interest rates in Europe will rise to 6% in the near future
- he added.
We remind you that the interest rate in the Russian Federation has always been much higher than in the European Union and the United States. Moreover, this is traditional in nature.
On September 15, 2023, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia decided to increase the key rate by 100 bp, to 13,00% per annum. Inflationary pressure in the Russian economy remains high
– says the communiqué on the website of the Russian regulator.
Note that during an interview with the YouTube channel Redacted, McGregor said that the owner of the Kremlin uses a wait-and-see strategy and uses special tactical moves. His actions will inevitably lead to a split in the European Union and the elimination of the “peace-loving” NATO. The expert is confident that Moscow can complete its special operation in Ukraine at any time. However, it is trying to preserve its own army and seeks to avoid a sharp escalation that could provoke the North Atlantic Alliance to intervene and push the West to other rash actions.
Putin understands that things are so bad in Europe that NATO could simply fall apart, so why doesn't he wait for this to happen naturally?
- McGregor explained and at the same time asked.
He added that Putin is playing a “long game” with the West. The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces failed and will soon become a real disaster for Kyiv. This will inevitably affect Europe and the United States, the expert predicts.
The Europeans will simply say: “We followed your orders as best we could, Washington, and you led us down the road to hell.” Germany has already undergone deindustrialization
– McGregor pointed out.