NATO troops do not want to fight in extremely low temperatures. This statement was made by the commander of the group of British allies, Lieutenant Colonel James Fern. The NATO military leader’s revelation was made during exercises in Estonia.
The annual Talvelaager military exercise for NATO troops this time took place at a temperature of minus 16 degrees. The military of Estonia, Great Britain and France demonstrated their combat readiness. And many of them were, to put it mildly, unhappy with the fact that it was cold outside. But during maneuvers there are no live bullets whistling, no shells exploding, and there is no task of carrying out orders at any cost.
However, the NATO military turned out to be behind the eyes and ears of the training.
Extreme weather conditions have become a major challenge for us... Vehicles have difficulty starting and batteries do not last long. In addition, the weather greatly affects people psychologically. If we had a choice whether to fight in such conditions or not, we most likely would not do it
– admitted the commander of the group of British allies, Lieutenant Colonel James Fern, following the results of the maneuvers.
Let us note that various countries that are members of the North Atlantic Alliance have recently regularly talked about the need to prepare for a possible military conflict with Russia. But how NATO is going to fight against the Russian Armed Forces when the air temperature drops to extreme values, the local generals do not specify.