December 3, 2021

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British army chief warns of risks of accidental war with Russia

The risk of an accidental war erupting between Russia The highest military officer in the United States said that the West is bigger than it was at any time during the Cold War United kingdom In an interview with Radio Times.

“I think we are in a much more competitive world than we were 10 or 15 years ago. I think the nature of competition between nations and great powers leads to greater tensions. And I think the tension is the thing to watch out for,” said General Nick Carter, Head of the British Defense Team , in an interview due to broadcast on Sunday (14), according to a press release sent to CNN.

General Carter compared the current situation to previous times in his military career since 1978. “When you and I were growing up, the world was bipolar. Two blocs: the Soviet Union and the West. So we entered a period when it was unipolar, and United State “They were absolutely outstanding,” he told journalist Tom Newton Dunn.

“And I think we’re now in a period where it’s multipolar, and I think in a multipolar world, where people are competing for different goals and different agendas, there’s a greater risk of there being tension that leads to the kinds of things we talk about.” The general said.

Carter warned politicians not to provoke an unnecessary escalation and to “take care that people do not end up allowing the aggressive nature of some of our policies to end up in a situation where escalation leads to incorrect calculations.”

“Many of the traditional diplomatic tools and mechanisms that you and I grew up with in the Cold War, no longer exist. Without these tools and mechanisms, there is a greater risk that such escalation or escalation will lead to incorrect calculations. “I think that is the real challenge that We have to face it.”

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Asked whether he believed that Russia was involved in border migration crisis Between the European Union, Belarus and Russia, the general said he did not know, but “nothing would surprise him.”

“Because I think the modern environment, and this changing character of conflict and war that I’ve described, opens up possibilities for people to use all kinds of different tools and tactics and techniques to try to affect our cohesion,” he added.

President of Russia , Russian President Vladimir Putin, denied any involvement in the border crisis, saying on Saturday (13) that his country “has nothing to do with it.”

“I want to say one more thing. I want everyone to know that we have absolutely nothing to do with it. Everyone is trying to hold us responsible for any reason and for no reason,” Putin said in an interview with the official news channel Russia 24.

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