NATO General: Be Prepared For More Russian Expansion
Pictured here are Russian forces breaking down the gate at a Crimean base. NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove says Russia may not be done. It has forces on Ukraine’s eastern boarder that could threaten parts of Moldavia.
“The [Russian] force that is at the Ukrainian border now to the east is very, very sizeable and very, very ready,” Breedlove said at an event sponsored by the German Marshall Fund.
Ukraine’s east is also considered under threat; Ukrainian officials have been warning for weeks that Russia is trying to provoke a conflict there, a charge Russia denies.
But Breedlove said Russian ambitions extend beyond Ukraine.
“There is absolutely sufficient force postured on the eastern border of Ukraine to run to Transdniestria if the decision was made to do that and that is very worrisome,” Breedlove said.