MOSCOW, 7 Mar – RIA Novosti. The governor of the Kaliningrad region, Anton Alikhanov, commented on an article by the former commander of the Polish ground forces, General Waldemar Skshipchak, in which he described a possible NATO war against Russia.
In an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, the governor noted that it is difficult to accuse Russia of aggressive behavior towards the Baltic countries.
“We only wish them to live in peace, develop. NATO tanks and American soldiers, who, as we know, do not behave very well usually on such missions in relation to the local population, including, they will not bring them happiness,” he said.
Alikhanov advised the Baltic states to think about economic development and how to keep the population in the first place. And he suggested to Poland to remember that it owns two-thirds of East Prussia.
“They were wonderful, by the way, they were equipped all these decades after the war. It seems to me that Poland has been divided many times in history,” Alikhanov said, noting that the country had already been restored by Soviet troops, and Poland was even able to expand its borders in comparison with those that were before the Second World War.
“Therefore, it seems to me, it will be enough to deal with the strategizing of who will invade where and which tanks will go on what pavement <...> This is an apology for war and a desire to quickly find himself in the Stone Age, with a stick in his hands. And prepare for the Fourth World War”, – he concluded.
In an article for Defense 24, Skrypchak called the Kaliningrad region a gateway to the Baltic Sea and the Polish Lowland. In his opinion, the Russian army will need from two to four days to capture the Baltic. According to the general, in the event of an armed conflict, the main forces of the Baltic Fleet and the troops of the Kaliningrad defense region will have to provide Russia with an advantage over the enemy at sea and in the air, and will also be able to block the transfer of NATO units.