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How Russia is preparing for Suwalki Corridor war: military expert Sniehyrov explains

11 March, 2024 Monday
12:40

Russia is seriously considering the possibility of implementing the so-called Suwalki corridor and is trying to create a "missile roof" over a possible breakthrough point

Dmytro Sniehyrov, military expert and co-chairman of the Pravova Sprava NGO, shared the information on the Espreso TV channel.

"Russia has demonstrated the capabilities of its electronic warfare systems. A month ago, there was a case when during the testing of Russian electronic warfare systems, cellular communication went down in a large area of Poland and the Baltic States. In addition, in recent months, the redeployment of Iskander tactical systems has been recorded both in Belarus and in the Kaliningrad region. This means that the Russians are trying to create a "missile roof" over a possible breakthrough point, the creation of the Suwalki Corridor. Therefore, the Poles and NATO countries understand the seriousness of Russia's intentions," he said.

The then commander of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, warned of the relevant threats from Russia back in 2015. He made it clear that the Baltic States and Poland were at the center of Russia’s possible aggressive actions, Sniehyrov noted.

"The Suwalki corridor is a land area that, according to Russia’s military and political leadership, should connect the territories of the Republic of Belarus, the Baltic States, and, accordingly, the Kaliningrad region. In the course of a military operation, both land and sea, it is possible that the route will be blocked, making it impossible to transport personnel and heavy armored vehicles by sea. It is no coincidence that large-scale NATO exercises are currently taking place in the Baltic Sea, involving about 50 vessels. Even more impressive is the number of aircraft - up to 100 units - that are concentrated over the Baltic Sea," he added.

  • Earlier, the German government in a report on "risk analysis for civilian protection" described one of the likely scenarios of a possible conflict between an unnamed aggressor and NATO, based on the lessons of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine.
  • On March 10, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the Baltic states, which are members of NATO, would win if Russia attacked them. But the cities of these countries will resemble the destroyed Bakhmut and Avdiivka.
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