It’s a strange war, fought with means from the first half of the last century, but also with means from the future in the field of cybernetics, with drones, said Rob Bauer
Russia will not give up its goals in Ukraine even if it loses the war. This was stated today by the chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, at a press conference after the two-day meeting of the chiefs of defense of the countries of the pact in Brussels, reports dnes.dir.bg.
According to him, it is not clear how long it would take the Russian Federation to recover from a military loss, but the Russian side can be expected to learn the relevant lessons and try to apply them in a new attempt to achieve the goals years from now. “For our part, the lesson so far from the war in Ukraine is that we have to consider the use of information as a military tool,” said the commander of NATO’s Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Gen. Philip Lavin.
“The strategic goals of the Russians have not changedso it is likely that they will launch a new offensive in the spring,” predicted Admiral Bauer. Asked how much Ukraine needs tanks, he pointed out that in such a war any means of combat is necessary. The Russians use tanks, so the Ukrainians also need tanks, he explained he.
“This is a strange war, in which today a battle is being fought with means from the past – from the first half of the last century, but also with means from the future in the field of cybernetics, with drones,” the admiral summarized. “No weapon is decisive by itself,” said the commander of NATO’s Supreme Allied Command in Europe, Gen. Christopher Cavoli, quoted by BTA.
Minister Dimitar Stoyanov will participate in a meeting of the Contact Group for providing defense assistance to Ukraine
Acting Minister of Defense Dimitar Stoyanov will participate tomorrow in a meeting of the Contact Group for the provision of defense assistance to Ukraine, the press center of the Ministry of Defense announced.
The meeting will take place in Ramstein, Federal Republic of Germany. This is the eighth meeting at the level of defense ministers. It will be attended by representatives of member states and partner countries of NATO and the EU, as well as of both organizations. The meetings are hosted by the US Secretary of Defense. The situation in Ukraine and the international aid provided to the country will be discussed.
Within the framework of the forum in Ramstein, a meeting of Minister Stoyanov with the Minister of Defense of Sweden Paul Jonsson and with representatives of the Ministry of Defense of France is planned.
The Bulgarian delegation includes the Chief of Defense Admiral Emil Eftimov and the Deputy Minister of Defense Teodora Genchovska, the department specifies.
Earlier today, a day before the meeting in Ramstein, Ukraine called on its Western allies to significantly increase arms supplies to enable the country to counter the Russian army, AFP reported.
“We appeal to all partner countries that have already delivered or are planning to deliver military aid. We call on them to significantly increase their contribution,” said a joint statement by Ukrainian Foreign and Defense Ministers Dmytro Kuleba and Oleksiy Reznikov.
According to publications in German media, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is ready to allow delivery of Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine under certain conditions. The topic is expected to be among the main ones during the meeting in Ramstein.