RIA News cites the statement of General Igor Konashenkov:
The goal of all these attacks is to persuade the taxpayers of the NATO countries to part with their funds for the deployment and maintenance, above all, of the American military in Europe.
Further, Igor Konashenkov, proceeding from the militaristic statements of a retired American general, called Bridlaw a "cold war retiree":
As we warned, as we approach the NATO summit in Warsaw (8 July), where it is planned to decide on the deployment of four NATO battalions near the Russian borders, the number of Russophobic shouts of "political pensioners" in the west will increase.
Recall that last month, Philip Breedlove left the post of commander of the NATO military contingent in Europe. His place was taken by another American general, Curtis Scaparotti.