The NGA has warned relations with the West are “almost at a boiling point” as tensions rise over migrants at the Poland-Belarus border.
As NATO and Russian forces played cat and mouse, Vladimir Putin said he would “simply destroy” any country that encroached on his country’s territory.
And Vladimir Putin’s regime has been accused of causing the ongoing migration crisis between Belarus and Poland and even sent nuclear bombers into the area.
Europe’s last dictatorship has been accused of “weaponizing” migration against the EU – causing a tense stalemate along the border of Belarus and Poland with the armies of both sides.
US warships and spy planes, including RAF planes, have been in the Black Sea, surrounding Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014 and considers its territory.
Pro-Kremlin television stations ran reports condemning Nato.
Host Irada Zeynalova on NTV accused the West of “aggravating the situation” with the Black Sea “almost at boiling point both in the air and in the sea”.
“It was very dangerous,” she said.
Meanwhile, Dmitry Kiselyov stated that NATO planes and ships, including the USS Mount Whitney and the USS Porter, are “clearly trying to find weaknesses in our defenses”.
Kiselyov, who has been described as a pro-Kremlin “speech”, said the coalition had “acted stronger than ever” and showed “determination to get involved in some small thing”.
He warned that a “confident and fiery” Vladimir Putin was “ready to simply destroy” in the event of a “blatant breach” of his borders.
It came as UK’s most senior military officer admits he is ‘worried’ and we must “watch out” for the emerging threat from Russia in Eastern Europe.
General Sir Nick Carter – Chief of the General Staff of Defense – warned that the UK must “watch out” for Putin’s intentions with Ukraine and increase tensions with Belarus.
‘HOTTER THAN EVER’
Britain is sending military engineers to Poland to help ensure the situation.
But when BBC presenter Andrew Marr asked Sir Nick if he was worried it could escalate into something “really serious”, the general replied “Yes”.
“This is a classic case of the kind of hybrid playbook where you associate misinformation with instability,” he said.
“The idea of pushing migrants across the borders of the European Union is a prime example of that kind of thing.”
He added that Britain was “behind Poland” in the situation, which remained tense when Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko asked Russia to send him nuclear-capable missiles.
Moscow is believed to be plotting more land from the former Soviet state, a Western ally since it illegally annexed Crimea in 2014.
Sir Nick said: “If you look at these two together, trouble in the northwest and around Ukraine, it’s a classic example of perhaps a little distraction going on.”
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