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Der Spiegel: NATO will not be able to restrain Russia's blow to the eastern flank

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German edition Der Spiegel It comes out with another material on the "possibility of Russia's attack on the eastern flank of NATO." At the same time, the German edition comments on the fact that NATO forces in the event of such an “attack” will not be able to resist the Russian armed forces. It is reported that such conclusions were made in a special report.


The report, if you believe the publication "Spiegel", stated that NATO on the "eastern flank" is not a quality logistics. We are talking about the impossibility of promptly transferring forces and funds to the specified areas. At the same time, the situation in Poland and mainly in the Baltic States is considered.

It is also noted that the four NATO battalions stationed in the Baltic region are not enough "to contain Russia."

The head of the press service of the North Atlantic military bloc, Oana Lungesku, refused to comment on the publication in the German edition, saying only that the command of NATO forces was engaged in reconstructing a number of alliance management structures that had been disbanded after the end of the Cold War. On the question of whether this means that the Cold War of the West against Russia is resuming, Ms. Lungescu also did not answer.

The composition of the NATO battalions on the "eastern flank" is published. In Estonia, these are the forces of Britain and France, in Latvia - Canada, Albania, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain, in Lithuania - Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway, and Poland - the USA, Romania and Britain.

Der Spiegel: NATO will not be able to restrain Russia's blow to the eastern flank


Apparently, even Luxembourg decided to use it for “counteracting Russian aggression”.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 21 October 2017 06: 48 New
    +6
    They are preparing society. And for us, why attack? Live and let others live. And do not meddle with tips like "How do you equip Russia!" We'll figure it out without the snotty.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 21 October 2017 06: 54 New
      +2
      Der Spiegel: NATO will not be able to restrain Russia's blow to the eastern flank
      everyone is dreaming ... Russian-come, free again ...
    2. PN
      PN 21 October 2017 06: 57 New
      +1
      They don’t prepare anything. They simply distract their population from the rear-wheel drive and the Arabs.
      1. hrych
        hrych 21 October 2017 07: 41 New
        0
        Well, of course, forces are being advanced towards Ukraine. Everything will be decided there soon. Perhaps there will be a battle for Kiev in the near future. And so they surround V. Prussia on the map, block the path of possible land release. And so Comrade Stalin put a hedgehog in the form of this territory and they are very scared because the Baltic is not under their control.
    3. The black
      The black 21 October 2017 07: 00 New
      0
      Prepare society
      ... That's it. Spiegel is a NATO garbage dump that blows in the interests of the latter. The task is to cheer up the Euroblock so that he is more flexible and not indignant at an increase in spending on the military budget ... smile
    4. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 21 October 2017 08: 05 New
      0
      We still do not have a "tank fist", as in the days of the USSR!
      And the West was about to give up on Russia .. hehe

      Well, for the tank troops .. drinks
  2. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 21 October 2017 07: 10 New
    +2
    "Der Spiegel: NATO will not be able to restrain Russia's strike on the eastern flank"
    And this can not but rejoice!
    1. 210ox
      210ox 21 October 2017 07: 15 New
      +4
      To please? Worse is no praise of the enemy ..
      Quote: Benzorez
      "Der Spiegel: NATO will not be able to restrain Russia's strike on the eastern flank"
      And this can not but rejoice!
    2. Slovak
      Slovak 21 October 2017 20: 05 New
      0
      both in the west and in the center.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 October 2017 07: 27 New
    +4
    When asked whether this means that the Cold War of the West against Russia is resuming, Ms. Lungescu did not answer either.

    ... the cold war did not stop, it just subsided for a while ... angry
  4. Strashila
    Strashila 21 October 2017 07: 38 New
    +2
    Just a statement of fact ... no one will die for their eastern vassals. They have already demonstrated this in 1939 in the situation with Poland. It was not for nothing that they worked out and work out a plan for a quick flight from Eastern Europe annually. As for their vassals ... meat ... just meat that will cover their anus for the duration of the drape.
    1. Grits
      Grits 21 October 2017 23: 57 New
      +1
      Something I also strongly doubt that the Americans, in the event of an attack from Russia, will dig deeper into the ground and will defend snotty Estonians until the last soldier. Most likely their first thought will be - will I have time to reach the Canadian border?
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 October 2017 07: 41 New
    +3
    The essence of this material comes down to one thing - more battalions, brigades, divisions in Eastern Europe. But the average man is trembling before the Russian “threat” and don’t think about the troubles that await you outside the window of your house.
    1. K-50
      K-50 21 October 2017 08: 49 New
      +3
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The essence of this material comes down to one thing - more battalions, brigades, divisions in Eastern Europe.

      As the national Russian hero Ivan Susanin said: That's how everyone will come together, so we will slap everyone at once so as not to run after the rest.
  6. Eurodav
    Eurodav 21 October 2017 07: 49 New
    +1
    Strategists are bad! It seems that they generally do not figs!
  7. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 21 October 2017 07: 59 New
    +1
    Question to Spiegel and NATOrasts: Why do you need basically unprotected tribalt and Poles in NATO?.

    In Luxembourg, there are 900 armed forces; This is one of the countries with the most microscopic army. laughing
  8. sokol77
    sokol77 21 October 2017 08: 12 New
    0
    these are not battalions, but battalion groups, where battalion groups will be deployed and bases for the further deployment of brigades and divisions if necessary, and the logistics will be brought to mind that’s not difficult at their capacity - BTG is NATO outposts, thanks to us there is something to answer near the borders in the west, at least two shock armies are deployed, and not in the first until Berlin to go only to archive combat maps to look at something to fix yes come on ...
    1. Grits
      Grits 22 October 2017 00: 00 New
      +1
      And also in the OTP program to lay the coordinates of these bases
  9. Yak28
    Yak28 21 October 2017 08: 20 New
    +1
    It seems to me that in a large-scale war with NATO, Russia will stupidly not have enough human resources, Russia will not be able to make up for the losses in the required amount for a long time, but the alliance will. I can’t imagine who will run as a volunteer today, and who will make shells at the factories from morning to evening .But it is clear that rich characters will go abroad or pay off war, migrants and other guests of Russian cities, and millions of them will engage in crime, looting and possibly sabotage. I think Der Spiegel is cunning that Russia would not strain and strengthen the grouping in the European direction
    1. Pivot
      Pivot 21 October 2017 10: 03 New
      +2
      In the war between Russia and NATO, human resources will not survive on either side.
  10. grandfather Mih
    grandfather Mih 21 October 2017 08: 21 New
    0
    The bared south-north flank. SPIEGEL Doesn’t see a threat? Absolutely lost their hands. They think only of pleasures.
  11. K-50
    K-50 21 October 2017 08: 45 New
    +2
    four NATO battalions stationed in the Baltic region are not enough "to contain Russia"

    Given that Russia is not going to attack anyone in any way, then a couple of soldiers will be enough to guard some kind of standard so that it does not blow it away. yes
  12. Tusv
    Tusv 21 October 2017 09: 03 New
    0
    Gentlemen of NATO aneraly, do not apply a hand to an empty head. We have nothing more to do than once again free up the European peninsula
  13. andrewkor
    andrewkor 21 October 2017 09: 05 New
    0
    Something I'm completely confused. The flank of the system and the front is left and right, and the front itself is East, West, South and North, respectively. So where, all the same, attack and defend?
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya 21 October 2017 09: 47 New
      +4
      Quote: andrewkor
      So where, all the same, to advance and defend?

      Where to where? Yes everywhere !!! lol
  14. Altona
    Altona 21 October 2017 09: 14 New
    +1
    Quote: DEPARTMENT
    And the West was about to give up on Russia .. hehe

    ----------------------------------
    Vitaly, of course, here you come to the front and NATO will cry in complete impotence. laughing laughing And today, or rather yesterday, was the day of the military signalman. Tanker Day was September 10th. tongue
  15. Masya masya
    Masya masya 21 October 2017 09: 41 New
    +3
    As you can see, even Luxembourg decided to use to "counter the Russian aggression"

    The more countries voiced, the more powerful it sounds! wink
  16. notingem
    notingem 21 October 2017 10: 11 New
    0
    Judging by the map, the military is international
    1. notingem
      notingem 21 October 2017 10: 18 New
      0
      Maybe that's the idea. Warriors of all countries gather in a heap and then unscrew the head of their elite. And Russia is so eye-catching
    2. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 21 October 2017 11: 01 New
      +3
      Judging by the map, NATO is building up a grouping near our borders and it’s not the fact that they are doing this for defense, it’s rather the other way around ... We do not need anything in Europe, but it infuriates them that they buy gas and oil in Russia ... Why buying what you can take away - the old trading principle will always apply, as it is now in Iraq, for example ... Iraq sells huge volumes of oil, but at the same time they don’t live like SA or Qatar, they’ve also removed the “dictator” and they made “democracy” for themselves, but poverty anyway, simply because the USA and Western countries rob them, not openly, of course, but through various schemes with oil production and transportation ...

      So, for example, it was in Russia with Sakhalin-1 gas production projects, the United States signed an agreement under which they themselves fully paid all the costs of infrastructure and setting up the production process, they compensated for this with the sale of gas produced, and how they should have paid all the costs later payment for the volume extracted ... Everything seems to be correct, but in practice it turned out that the US costs of production were constantly growing and Russia received almost nothing during the 10 years of operation of this field, the United States simply shamelessly inflated the investment program to the extent that the workers they were flown exclusively by business classes on airplanes ... Putin still joked that when the gas in the field runs out, Russia still has to stay ... It’s a joke - but this is the reality of how the US is doing business ... As a result, they bought the US share in the project. .. And in Iraq, as in Mexico, as in any country where the United States launched its hands, it is even worse ...
  17. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 21 October 2017 10: 52 New
    0
    Western politicians through the media conduct propaganda aimed at strengthening their military groupings of troops along the borders of Russia, for this they use any reason, including such crazy ones.
  18. Alexander Alexander
    Alexander Alexander 21 October 2017 11: 19 New
    0
    There is no reason for Russia to attack Europe. It’s in NATO’s head that Russia will attack them, we won’t give them a chance to be attacked. They will conceive, of course they will receive from the bottom of their hearts, why hide. Then they will treat their butt for about 100 years, and the petite will immediately disappear and they will not look at us.
  19. Alexander Alexander
    Alexander Alexander 21 October 2017 11: 21 New
    0
    Quote: Alexander Alexander
    There is no reason for Russia to attack Europe. It’s in NATO’s head that Russia will attack them, we won’t give them a chance to be attacked. They will conceive, of course they will receive from the bottom of their hearts, why hide. Then they will treat their butt for about 100 years. And the petite will immediately disappear and they will not look at us.
  20. razved
    razved 21 October 2017 18: 36 New
    0
    And after all, she doesn’t even ask herself why Russia needs this (attacking Nat).
  21. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 21 October 2017 18: 43 New
    +2
    Well, you can’t keep the current eastern flank of NATO, move your “flank” to the west to the place that you have enough strength to hold! Who is bothering?
  22. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 21 October 2017 22: 13 New
    0
    Quote: razved
    And after all, she doesn’t even ask herself why Russia needs this (attacking Nat).

    So this hairpin has a completely different task - to convince European cannon fodder that war is inevitable and that Russia is a mortal enemy, and therefore it is necessary to attack first and for this citizens give their money - do not worry, otherwise it will be worse.
  23. andrew xnumx
    andrew xnumx 21 October 2017 22: 18 New
    +1
    It is unfortunate that such unscrupulous and unprincipled journalists work in Spiegel. Or is it rude and insolent propaganda according to the Goebbels methodology. Russia has never attacked anyone. So the West itself paves the way for an attack. It is also clear if this nonsense was carried by Poles, Balts or Americans, but Germans! Cooperation with us brings them so many benefits. Why they are engaged in such an unscrupulous lie is simply unbelievable.
  24. faterdom
    faterdom 21 October 2017 23: 13 New
    +2
    Russia's strike on the eastern flank

    Have you forgotten the Eastern Front? Let them ask grandfathers - those seasoned travelers! Extreme guaranteed, death sometimes more than 95%! This is a complete delight! So, of the surviving and surrendered more than 300 thousand Germans, Paulus' army reached the end of the war 5 thousand.