US General Labels Russia a "Chronic Threat" to Global Stability

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.11 - 2024 11:03 AM CET

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The commander of NATO's joint armed forces has labeled the Russian Federation as a "chronic threat" to global security.

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In a testimony before the US House of Representatives' Committee on Armed Forces, General Christopher Cavoli, the commander of NATO's joint armed forces in Europe, labeled the Russian Federation as a "chronic threat" to global security.

In his testimony, Cavoli addressed the grave implications of Russia's military actions and the broader geopolitical challenges posed by its alliances, European Truth reports.

Unabated Aggression

More than two years into Russia's large-scale invasion, and there are no signs of Russian President Vladimir Putin halting the aggression, according to General Cavoli.

"The Russian Federation does not intend to stop at Ukraine. Russia poses a chronic threat... We are experiencing, to put it mildly, difficult times in the European theater," he remarked.

In response to the ongoing threat from Russia, General Cavoli noted that the European Command is actively working to bolster NATO's deterrence capabilities across the continent. This involves strengthening military forces and strategic assets to ensure readiness and resilience against potential aggressions.

Addressing the severity of the conflict in Ukraine, Cavoli compared the destruction of cities and loss of innocent lives to a scale reminiscent of World War II.

Rising Concerns Over International Alliances

Cavoli also expressed unease regarding Russia's growing reliance on countries like China, Iran, and North Korea, which have been providing support for Moscow's military efforts in Ukraine.

"These countries are forming interconnected strategic partnerships, trying to challenge the current order. These are actions deeply hostile to the national interests of the United States," he asserted.

Cavoli warned that without continued American support, Ukraine could quickly deplete its artillery shells and air defense interceptors, exacerbating the already significant artillery advantage held by Russian forces on the battlefield.

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