“It seems that all his recent statements are directed only at one thing - to cause maximum damage to relations between Russia and NATO, at the same time so that they are extremely difficult to restore,”he said on the air of the Russian Service News».
Bridlava's powers expire this spring. Earlier, “due to the increased threat from Moscow”, he insistently supported strengthening the NATO contingent in Eastern Europe.
In addition, the commander declared that "Russia is an enemy and poses a long-term threat to the United States," and that the Kremlin is "trying to break the unity of NATO." He also noted the need for “deterrence (of Russia) and preparation for conflict if necessary.”
At the end of March, Breedlove called on the Pentagon to return U-2 spy planes to Europe for “conducting reconnaissance operations over the territory of Russia”.