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US general concerned Moscow may breach Baltic States’ sovereignty

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RURussia presents the most serious military threats to USA, said US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno.

Among all potential enemies to USA, Russia is the most dangerous one, said the general.

He mentioned multiple reasons. Among them – Moscow’s reported dissatisfaction with the situation after the Cold War and the relative high level of Russia’s operations in Ukraine.

The general is also seriously worried that Moscow may give in to the temptation to breach the sovereignty of Baltic States without considering the fact that such actions would force NATO to defend its allies.

«Russia is constantly assessing the reaction of NATO to any of their actions,» – he said. «They perceive maybe that NATO might not be as concerned, and they make a mistake and miscalculate.»

USA must be prepared to increase its military presence in the region in case such a situation surfaces.

The general admits that only one-third of US brigades are able to operate under conditions of a hybrid war, the kind Russia has begun in Ukraine. He is also worried Russia could attack Latvia or Lithuania – USA’s NATO allies – next, as reported by CNN.

Russia miscalculates the lengths to which NATO is prepared to defend Latvia and Estonia, and this miscalculation could lead to a conflict, warns the US General.

The solution lies in increasing reaction forces in order to scare off Russia’s possible aggression, as the general’s words are reported by CNN.

Lately multiple American high-rank military officials have called Russia as the main threat to security of USA.

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