Senior Russian General Alaudinov: We will destroy NATO by 2030

High-ranking Russian general General Apti Alaudinov, the commander of the Chechen forces fighting in Ukraine and an ally of President Vladimir Putin, has promised that his country will destroy the NATO military alliance by 2030

by Sededin Dedovic
Senior Russian General Alaudinov: We will destroy NATO by 2030
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High-ranking Chechen general Apti Alaudinov, who is an ally of President Vladimir Putin, said that Russia will destroy NATO by 2030, reports Newsweek. Alaudinov, who was appointed as a deputy in the Main Directorate for Military-Political Work in the Ministry of Defense of Russia, made this statement in a program on the Russia-1 channel.

The statement caused strong reactions in Russia, and most of the media praised this general for his courage and daring. An excerpt of his appearance was published by Anton Gerashchenko, a former adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, on the X platform.
Russian officials regularly highlight the possibility of Russia responding to NATO's support for Ukraine.

While the majority threatened to retaliate against the Ukrainian forces, this general joined the few who directly threaten NATO. "Apti Alaudinov, a close ally of Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, recently appointed to the Russian Ministry of Defense, told the Russian propaganda outlet Skabeeva that Russia will wage war until the end of the decade with the intention of destroying NATO," wrote Gerashchenko.

Ramzan Kadyrov proudly displays his shooting skills at a firing range in his village of Tsentoroi in front of members of his pri© Getty Images / Getty Images

"Russia will succeed in this special military operation and on all other fronts.

Yes, we will have to work hard until 2029-2030, but I can guarantee you that the outcome of this special military operation will be the cessation of the existence of the NATO alliance in its current form," Alaudinov told Skabeyev, using the term adopted by the Kremlin to describe the conflict in Ukraine.

"Most of those countries, which today follow America like sheep, will bow down and turn to Russia asking for admission to our coalition," and added that Russia is the gateway to a new free world protected from globalism and capitalism.

The Russian investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta called Alauddinov a potential successor to Ramzan Kadyrov, who was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis five years ago. Aludinov enjoys great respect and influence in Chechnya and has great trust from Kadyrov.

The Kremlin is aware that Ramzan Kadyrov is ill and they are surely slowly looking for a worthy replacement. General Aludinov's statements suggest to the Kremlin that they have a safe and reliable ally in him.

Putin talks through his puppets

In March, Putin denied claims that Russia could attack a NATO member.

"Their claims about our alleged intention to attack Europe after Ukraine are complete nonsense," he said, noting that Washington's defense budget is more than 10 times larger than Moscow's. "Are we going to war against NATO or not? It's pointless."

Russian President Vladimir Putin© Sean Gallup / Getty Images

The Russian president always has thought and direct statements, therefore he did not even indirectly call for a further Russian offensive towards Europe, but people like Aludinov or Medvedev serve to convey his messages.

As of September 2022, Putin has stated that Russia will be ready to use nuclear weapons to defend its "territorial integrity", arguing that this is not a threat. As Putin himself said, NATO has many times more soldiers and is ten times stronger militarily than Russia, but Russia has the most nuclear bombs in the world, which gives the Kremlin a certain security and awe.

In the event of an escalation of the conflict with NATO, it would not be surprising if, out of power, Putin starts a nuclear war. As recently as February, during his annual State of the Nation address in Moscow, he warned that his strategic nuclear forces were on full alert.

Last year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Putin could invade NATO member Poland if Kiev is defeated by Russia, potentially sparking World War III, the BBC reported. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal also expressed his belief last week that Russia's victory in Ukraine could lead to World War III.

If Kiev is defeated in the war, "the global security system will be destroyed and the world will have to find a new security system," Schmihal said in an interview with the BBC in Washington. "Or there will be many conflicts, many such wars, and at the end of the day it could lead to World War III," he added.

The Kremlin announced yesterday that Russia will have to push the Ukrainian forces even further and expand the "buffer zone" if Kiev receives long-range ATACMS guided missile systems from the United States. It is expected that the new package of American military aid will also include missiles with a range of 300 kilometers, which would allow Ukraine to target targets in Crimea, reports Reuters.

A few hours ago, President Biden signed the aid to Ukraine and said that in a few hours, the sending of military aid to Ukraine will begin. Almost at the same time, the Pentagon revealed that it had sent several ATACMS missile systems to Ukraine last month.

We are waiting for Russia's response to this new development, and it will probably be very "tumultuous" in the next few days.

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