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 NATO must remain united "as insurance" against Russia

The commander of the US army in Europe, Lt-Gen Frederick "Ben" Hodges, says that Europe faces a 'real threat' from Russia.

Censor.NET reports citing The Telegraph.

"It's not an assumption. There is a Russian threat. You've got the Russian ambassador threatening that Denmark will be a nuclear target. And when you look at the unsafe way Russian aircraft are flying without transponders in proximity to civilian aircraft, that's not professional conduct," he said.

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"I don't think a military confrontation is inevitable. But you have to be militarily ready in order to enable effective diplomacy. The best insurance we have against a showdown is that NATO stands together," Hodges concluded.

 
 
 
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