Useless battalions for the Baltics

“The presence of NATO multinational battalion-size groups in the Baltic states completely excludes the possibility of repeating a “Crimean scenario” in the region.”

This opinion was expressed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during his visit to Ottawa last week.

As we know, NATO member states decided to enhance the Alliance’s presence in the Baltic states and Poland with four multinational battalion-size groups in July 2016. This move was intended to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense posture.

By the way, the Baltic region has turned into a huge warehouse of weapons and military equipment. NATO’s military infrastructure is moving closer and closer to the Russian borders in order to protect Baltic countries from Moscow.

Considering the fact that Washington is the main country in NATO, it is not surprising that the United States is the leader of the anti-Russian coalition. The Baltic politicians only forgot to take into account one thing – no one is going to defend them, but their defenders from the US are going to attack Russia until the last Baltic, German, British or other soldier dies.

By the way, one does not need to be an expert to understand that NATO troops are not able to deter Russia, which has deployed three new divisions totaling about 30,000 troops on its western strategic direction.

In this regard, a logical question arises, what is the real goal of placing these groups of the Alliance at Russian borders?

First of all, these multinational battalion-size groups do not represent any serious military force. They, however, justify the construction and development of NATO’s military infrastructure in the Baltic countries, such as airfields and warehouses. So it can be concluded that Washington is preparing the ground for the future large-scale aggressive actions.

Secondly, if the US suddenly decides not to start a war with Kremlin, it is always possible to play a card of “local” wars at the borders of Russia.

In case four NATO battalion-size groups, trying to provoke such a local conflict, are destroyed, Article 5 of NATO charter will not work. Washington will just achieve its goal – war by someone else’s hands in someone else’s territory. Thus the NATO would not start a war with a nuclear-armed Russia over the Baltics. It would probably fortify their positions along the Polish border accepting the fact that the Baltics are out of their grip now.

In the end, it is sad to admit, but the Baltic region, which was earlier the most peaceful in Europe, has been turned into a single springboard for the aggression against Russia. The result of such kind of actions would be simple and obvious. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia would become the most probable targets for the first Russian missile attack in case of an armed conflict with Alliance.

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