NATO believes that Russia considers using tactical nuclear weapons as a way of waging a war. General Hans-Lothar Domröse, NATO Commander of the Brunssum Allied Joint Force Command, said he sees a threat in Russia’s actions and descried Russian President Vladimir Putin as a dangerous “gambler.”
General Hans-Lothar Domröse claims that the alliance is concerned over the possibility of Russia’s use of nuclear weapons.
“The Russians consider it possible to use tactical nuclear weapons as a way of waging a war. We [NATO] – do not,” the General said in an interview with German magazine Focus Online.
Hans-Lothar Domröse has also revealed what NATO thinks of Putin. According to him, Putin is a “tough-minded, forward-thinking politician who is capable of foreseeing the situation.”
The general added that Russian president is a dangerous “gambler,” but did not go into details.
“He is not crazy. He is a gambler. And it can be dangerous,” the general said.
However, according to the general, NATO does not view Russia as its enemy, rather as a potential threat. “I think it must be pointed out that in NATO, on one is interested in waging a war. However, we will protect our population. I hope that president Putin understands that. That is the reason why I sleep calmly,” he said.
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