Forces relocation: after Russia´s withdrawal from Syria, Estonia spy chief warns of possible Russian attacks.
Mikk Marran, Director General of Estonia’s intelligence agency TEABEAMET
Mikk Marran, Director General of Estonia’s spy agency Teabeamet, the equivalent of Britain’s MI6, warns in the organisation’s first ever Annual Report, released on 9 March, of new risks of attacks in the region and conflict with Russia. READ ARTICLE HERE
The greatest danger the spy agency advises is of the Kremlin’s leadership over-optimistically miscalculating the situation and potential opportunities, which could then lead to sudden armed conflict between Russia and the NATO allies.
“Russia, could also use force were NATO and Russia involved in another confrontation. By creating an additional conflict in the Baltics, Russia would be in a better position to force other protagonists to come to talks [and conclude hostilities],” Marran explained.
To enact this, Teabeamet contends, Moscow would have to transfer and deploy large numbers of troops from other military districts, most readily from northern and south-west Russia near the Ukraine; drills that the Kremlin has recently practised repeatedly with immense numbers of forces, as many as 180,000.
The objective of operations would not be total occupation, but the selective control and blocking by Russian forces of international border crossings, access to major cities, strategic districts and key installations.
The Kremlin operation would be conducted on a permanent basis, with the Baltic States falling immediately under Russian control and becoming effectively Russian versions of Hong Kong. READ ARTICLE HERE