ETH security researcher Niklas Masuhr (29) cautions against caution
Military Academy Fears Putin Attack on NATO Lands
The report from NATO sources is causing unease. He did not rule out that Russia might attack a NATO country. How real is this risk? As ETH researcher Niklas Masuhr (29) classifies.
According to a report from NATO sources, Russian President Vladimir Putin (69) is to withdraw part of his air force in preparation for a possible attack on the NATO country.
According to the report, Russia “deliberately reduced its entire military capability in attacking Ukraine.” Despite heavy losses, Putin has yet to order general mobilization. In addition, older and less accurate weapon systems and significantly fewer air forces have been used in recent weeks.
“The official Russian account has always been defensive and aloof. But Moscow still wants to change the situation. Therefore, there is a possibility of a NATO attack on the country,” the report said.
Putin warned last month that NATO would retaliate “appropriately” if the defense alliance sent troops to Sweden and Finland. Both countries are currently in the process of joining NATO.
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The ETH researcher cautions against caution
How realistic is the scenario of Putin attacking a NATO country? ETH security researcher Niklas Masuhr (29) warns against this information. “The contribution comes from the NATO Defense College, not from NATO’s military command structure, and is based on publicly available evidence,” he tells Blick.
The NATO Defense College, established in 1951, is a NATO military academy for staff officers and generals. According to Mazur, the researchers lacked insight into secret NATO assessments.
The assumption that Russia is holding back part of its air force and precision weapons is not new. Masuhr to Blick: “I still think a Russian attack on a NATO state is practically impossible.”
He does not believe that the Russian threats are related to the statement about Finland and Sweden joining NATO. (gf/SDA)
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