NATO Supreme Allied Commander Philip Breedlove pronounced Thursday that Russia has selected to become an adversary to the West as Moscow tries to reestablish the tellurian influence, and poses an “existential threat” to the United States and its allies in Europe.
Breedlove’s remarks at the House Armed Services Committee drew antacid denials from the Russian Defense Ministry after in the day.
“Such waves rises each year at the same time,” the ministry pronounced in an English-language post on its Facebook page. “The reason is elementary – contention of the troops bill for the subsequent year.
It is not the thing to be tender by.”
Top Moscow officials have expel their nation as an increasingly absolute tellurian player, while accusing the United States of seeking to destroy Russia.
Breedlove, one of the many outspoken critics of Moscow policies, pronounced a “resurgent, aggressive” Russia poses a security plea to Europe, according to remarks published on the U.S. Department of Defense website.
Russia has “chosen to be an adversary and poses a long-term existential threat” to the United States and its European allies, he said, adding: “Russia is fluctuating the march of influence nonetheless serve afield to try to reestablish a leading purpose on the universe stage.”
Since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and extended the support to separatist insurgents in Ukraine’s east, other former Soviet republics and former Moscow allies in Eastern Europe have voiced concerns over Russia’s “aggression” and appealed for increased NATO participation in their countries.
The U.S. European Command, or EUCOM, that Breedlove heads, intends to “counter Russia” and is “working with allies and partners … deterring Russia now and preparing to fight and win if necessary,” the general told the congressional hearing.
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