“Escalation Leads To…”: UK Army Chief On Russia Tensions

Chief of Defense Staff General Nick Carter said there was a high risk of tension.


Britain’s most senior military official said there was a greater risk of a casualty war between the West and Russia at any time since the Cold War, as many traditional diplomatic tools are no longer available.

Chief of Defense Staff General Nick Carter told Times Radio that there was a great risk of tension in the new era of a “multipolar world”, where governments compete for different objectives and different agendas.

“I think we have to be careful that people don’t let the aggressive nature of some of our politics end up in a situation where growth leads to miscalculations,” he said in an interview that aired on Sunday.

Tensions in Eastern Europe have risen in recent weeks when the European Union accused Belarus of creating a humanitarian crisis on its border with EU member state Poland by flying in thousands of migrants, a dispute that has sparked conflict between Russia and NATO. Threatens to be attracted.

President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that NATO’s unscheduled exercises in the Black Sea pose a serious challenge to Moscow and that Russia has nothing to do with the crisis on the border with the bloc’s close ally Belarus.

Carter said authoritarian rivals were willing to use any tools at their disposal, such as expatriates, rising gas prices, proxy forces or cyberattacks. “The character of the war has changed,” he said.

After the bi-polar world of the Cold War and the unipolar world of American domination, diplomats now face a more complex multi-polar world, saying the “traditional diplomatic tools and mechanisms” of the Cold War were no longer available. ,

“Without those tools and mechanisms there is a huge risk that these increases or this increases could lead to inaccurate estimates,” he said. “So I think that’s the real challenge that we have to face.”

Britain said on Friday that a small team of British military personnel had been deployed to locate “engineering assistance” for Poland along the border with Belarus.

British Typhoon fighters also pulled two Russian military aircraft out of their area of ​​interest on Friday, working with NATO partners to monitor the jets as they passed through international airspace.

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