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British General Richard Shirreff said in Newsweek interview NATO is unprepared "worst-case scenario" developments in Ukraine — war with Russia.
It is noted that Shirreff served for three years as Deputy Supreme Commander of the Alliance in Europe.
"To manage the risks of escalation, NATO must be prepared for the worst-case scenario <…> By worst-case scenario, I mean NATO at at war with Russia — he said.
According to the general, preparedness for the worst-case scenario implies the mobilization of reserves, that is, the restoration of lost potential. Shirreff emphasized that the organization needed to increase its own stockpiles of weapons for such an event, and at the moment they were “devastated”.
He pointed out that NATO could be directly involved in the conflict in in the event of hostilities crossing the border of Ukraine and called on the member states of the Alliance to increase the supply of arms to Kyiv.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga