The Alliance was taken aback by the new opportunities of the Russian army, writes the German version. The magazine cites four elements in which demonstrate the fact that " NATO is already lost to Russia in the arms race ".
Firstly, writes The Huffington Post, Russia is suddenly able to start large-scale drills with the participation of tens of thousand soldiers. The NATO countries these maneuvers requires two years of preparation, according to the publication. The teachings of scale, which are at present in Spain, Portugal and Italy, Russia has periodically.
Secondly, the Russian army appeared fresh technical capabilities, for NATO by surprise, As specified by the commander of the United forces of NATO in Brunssum Hans-Lothar Domrose. As an example, he cited missiles "Caliber" fired from Russian vessels in the Caspian sea on targets in the Syrian Arab Republic. These missiles could threaten Berlin, and, if such ships entered the Mediterranean sea, said Domrose.
Thirdly, the magazine writes, in NATO's internal divisions, As 28 countries of the Commonwealth differ too. Some require protection from Islamist terror, others report on the need to strengthen the Eastern borders.
cites the opinion of the envoy, NATO recognized that the disunity of the Commonwealth is " a very big disadvantage militarily "." Russians act more decisively, flexibly and in a coordinated manner. We certainly should do it, " he said under an NDA.
Fourth, writes The Huffington Post, NATO recognizes that in some areas can no longer confront Russia. General Domrose said that Russia has the potential to close for NATO access to allies in the region.
As reported, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that for the Commonwealth, this question is now on the agenda." We must be sure that We are able to circumvent this potential, so that if necessary We can reinforce, redeploy and deploy troops, " he said.
The relationship between Russia and NATO have deteriorated because of disagreements over Ukraine. Russia many times stated about the unprecedented growth of military presence of NATO on its borders, which explains NATO's growth potential "danger" from Russia.