NATO is preparing railways and roads for transfer of military equipment to the east

Are we witnessing preparations for war, Europe is rapidly preparing for potential Russian aggression

by Sededin Dedovic
NATO is preparing railways and roads for transfer of military equipment to the east
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The countries of the North Atlantic Alliance have begun intensive preparations for a potential conflict with Russia, focusing on improving roads, infrastructure and logistics capacities to ensure the efficient transfer of military equipment and troops.

This significant step in preparation for possible conflicts comes in the light of growing tensions between NATO and Russia, and information about these activities was first reported by the Moscow Times, citing sources in the Financial Times (FT).

According to reports from the FT, the Union's military leaders are actively working on detailed plans for the deployment of armed forces across Europe, with NATO's multinational operations command in the German city of Ulm as the epicenter of these preparations.

These initiatives encompass a wide range of activities, including improving communications networks, securing energy resources and supplies, and preparing critical infrastructure such as roads and railways, which could be vital for the rapid deployment of military equipment in the event of an escalation of the conflict to the east.

Really incredible news in the last couple of days, and this all looks like preparation for war. Let's remember how long it took to strengthen military capacities and tensions before the Second World War. Germany's attack on Poland did not happen suddenly in 1939, before that there was a decade of tension and investment in the military on all sides.

These preparations are a continuation of the already launched military exercises called "NATO - Unwavering Defender", which began on January 24 of the current year. These exercises, which involve the participation of 90,000 soldiers, represent the most massive military maneuver operations since the Cold War.

The aim of these exercises is to simulate the scenario of a conflict with a potential enemy in the east of NATO territory, and to test the abilities and reactions of allies in such situations. You can hit a possible enemy in the east of Europe right away, and Putin has launched major offensive attacks along the front in Ukraine in the last few months.

Participants in these exercises include military forces from more than ten NATO countries, which underlines the extensiveness and seriousness of the alliance's preparations. British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps emphasized the importance of constant readiness, stressing that enemies are always looking for new ways to conduct conflicts, and that it is imperative that allies are prepared for such challenges.

Royal Tank regiment take part in maneuvers during NATO exercise Hedgehog on the Estonian Latvian border© Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

In addition, military officials from at least ten NATO countries have warned that possible Russian aggression on the alliance's territories is a realistic scenario in the near future.

This was particularly emphasized in the statements of Polish Minister of Defense Vladislav Košnjak-Kamiš, who emphasized that the Polish authorities take this threat seriously and are taking concrete steps to ensure national security.

These steps include the modernization of military equipment and infrastructure, as well as the construction of defense systems along the borders with Russia and Belarus, which is similar to the approach taken by the Baltic states.

In addition to Poland, Denmark also expressed concern about possible Russian military aggression and emphasized the need for an adequate response. The Danish military intelligence service assessed it as "highly probable" that Russia could use military force against NATO countries, which further encouraged the allies to actively prepare and strengthen their defense capacities.

The military commanders-in-chief and defense ministers from Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Estonia also supported the initiative and called for a strong response to potential threats.

These countries have launched a radical reform of military planning, preparing for an eventual open armed confrontation with Russia for the first time since the Cold War. The plans include increasing troops, improving logistical support and modernizing military equipment, and the implementation of these plans could take several years, as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized.

Katarina Barli, SPD's main candidate for the European elections, caused a heated debate with her statement that the European Union should consider the possibility of creating its own nuclear capacities. This suggestion potentially opens a new chapter in discussions on European military strategy, as she emphasized in an interview with the Berlin-based daily "Tagesspiegel".

She pointed out that Donald Trump's recent comments about NATO are a warning that he can no longer fully rely on American nuclear protection. "At the moment, Europe relies on NATO for its nuclear deterrent capabilities," Barley explained, adding that the Alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg correctly noted that there is still an interest in the United States to provide significant support in this regard.

This morning's fall of Avdiivka, which we briefly reported on, will surely further increase the concern about further Russian aggression, today will be a turbulent day. We expect reactions to this painful defeat of Ukraine.

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