Russian and Belarusian troops could be fully mobilized soon if NATO sticks to a build-up near Russia’s borders or accepts Sweden and Finland in the alliance, military historian Boris Yulin said. In a conversation with Lenta.ru, he added that this would be a very significant numerical superiority of the forces of a suspicious outcome.
Russia and Belarus are considering the situation. This was stated by the well-known military attaché, Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Alexander Fomin.
“Unfortunately, the statements of the Ministry of Defense are not a horror story. The fact is that our state is a confrontation with the predominance of all superior forces, superior to the forces of Russia three times. And the military budget – 17-18 times. That is why, in order to compensate for the lag in numbers, mobilization can be activated. Not universal, since this requires too much sensitivity, but massive, within the framework of the responsibility of the military-political confrontation, ”Yulin believes.
The starting point, after which a decision on mobilization can be made, Yulin considers the build-up of NATO forces near neighboring borders, with the countries of Eastern Europe.
“Or it could be Ukraine and Moldova in general. Or, for example, such a red line could become NATO entry in Sweden and Finland, ”the military historian suggested.
Earlier, Lukashenko said that Russia and Belarus would hold joint exercises at the meeting. “We assumed the beginning of the meeting. Report the exact assessment so that we are not reproached that we pulled some troops from the bay, we are almost going to fight, ”Lukashenko revised to the Belarusian military.