The head of NATO's military committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, guarantees that the alliance is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia, stressing that the current priority is rearmament.

He stated this in an interview with the Portuguese channel RTP.

According to a senior NATO official, the industrial production of the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance should be reoriented to the military sphere.

In order to carry out rearmament, in his opinion, it is expedient to introduce a "peacetime war economy".

The head of NATO's military structure says that Russia's strategic goals go beyond Ukraine, given that Moscow intends to regain the size of the former Soviet Union.

At the same time, he assured that NATO is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia.

Rob Bauer is skeptical about the reality of nuclear war, saying he doesn't think Russian President Vladimir Putin is crazy.

"I think Vladimir Putin is not crazy, and this is good news. He has ideas that do not correspond to our ideas. But he is not crazy. So, he is still a rational person," the admiral interrupted.

It will be recalled that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed the opinion that the risk of Russia using nuclear weapons is small.

However, he emphasizes, the Kremlin's "nuclear rhetoric" is irresponsible and dangerous.

Read also:

  • World news

  • War in Ukraine

  • News of Ukraine: video