Russia has the potential to deploy troops in Europe, which significantly exceeds the capabilities of NATO, said ex-deputy of the Verkhovna Rada and former first deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Stepan Gavrish.
“Do you know that Russia has 130 highly mobile tactical groups that are on constant alert? Do you know how many in NATO? Four brigades,” the politician said on the Nash TV channel.
According to Gavrish, at the moment NATO has a “Strategy 30-30-30-30”, according to which the alliance is obliged to bring three dozen ships, air squadrons, and mechanized battalions into combat condition in a month.
“Russia can transfer to Europe in about a week 40, in ten days 100 tactical brigades,” the ex-deputy stressed.
He added that NATO has no desire to admit Ukraine to the organization. At the same time, the alliance constantly reminds of the need to meet the criteria for joining it.
Earlier, the former head of the SBU, Colonel-General Igor Smeshko, said that Russia could attack Ukraine from three directions simultaneously. He noted that the Ukrainian army has no allies, therefore, Kyiv’s tactics, in his opinion, should be “deeply echeloned.”