The Chinese website Eastday.com has cited the country’s Major General Du Wenlong, a leading People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military strategist, as saying that in the event of a possible NATO-Russia conflict in the Baltic Sea region, the alliance would be able to seize the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad within two days.

According to Du, Kaliningrad is “not a big place”; it has an area of 15,000 square kilometres, and is located 1,000 kilometres away from Moscow, but “very close to the NATO countries”.

He suggested that Russia may quickly retaliate by launching strikes on several European capitals, in what Du warned may lead to a situation where “a large-scale operation will be triggered throughout Europe”. Russian officials have not commented on the Chinese website’s publication yet.

His comments come after Richard Hooker of the Jamestown Foundation, a US thinktank, claimed in a report that under a “hypothetical” scenario of a NATO armed conflict with Russia in the Baltic Sea region, the alliance should specifically focus on seizing the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad within at least two weeks.

“[…] It is imperative that 1) NATO forces overcome the Kaliningrad air-defence bastion within 14 days to bring the alliance’s airpower advantages into play; 2) in-place forces and rapidly arriving reinforcements hold out for 30 days; and 3) heavy reinforcements arrive in strength and enter the fight not later than 30 days after the commencement of hostilities. Today, NATO is not prepared to accomplish any of these objectives,” Hooker asserted.

At the same time, he did not elaborate on what could provoke the armed conflict, simply claiming that Moscow has plans pertaining to the Baltic region.

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Source: Sputnik

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NATO/EU doesn’t gives a fück about invading Russia and is not interested in a war on Russia except if Russia forces NATO/EU to act.
Russia doesn’t gives a fück about invading NATO/EU and is not interested in a war on NATO/EU except if NATO/EU forces Russia to act.
The only idiots dreaming of such conflict are :
– Chinese regime as they claim sovereignty on all Siberia
– Islamists who think that a conflict between Russia and the West would weaken them so much that Islamists would become able to conquer the whole world.

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Finally you made it right. I agree 100% with your comment here.

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He is as often right as he off course.

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@death 2, You can add the US Empire to Your cart of idiots.

For the past years the US Empire has maneuvered the EU part of NATO into a confrontation with Russia. Helped by Polaks and Balts who are phobic about Russia because of their history.

Today’s Russia is not the Czarist or Communist Empire but a democracy. And EU countries are not militarist either.

The EU and Russia are economically deeply integrated. Only outsiders and maritime doctrine imperialists can profit from a war or confrontation.

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A Chink general? What is that?

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He’s just another slanty-eyed Gook!

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Today’s Russia is not the Czarist or Communist Empire but a democracy.
And the EU is a democratic block. We share common values and history. The EU and Russia are economically integrated.

Only outsiders and maritime doctrine imperialists can profit from a confrontation. Only they point to the fact that Russia’s armies can reach EU capitals in weeks… While we on this old continent possibly could – we do not plan to visit each other with tanks. We instead go as tourists by car or plane since that is more comfortable and less dangerous.

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Germany on the border with Russia is not suicidal. I would think the only NATO member who would attempt such a manoeuver would be the USA but even then with support from at least two European fellow members.

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Sounds like China is copying the American MSM: speculative reports that would drive Russia into further alliance with China and preventing an EU-Russia alliance which neither the Chinese nor the Americans would like.