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There are at least three potential unintended military clash with the United States and Russia in the next few years, RIA Novosti reported the statement of the Deputy Director of the Center for comprehensive European and international studies, NRU HSE Dmitry Suslov.
“In the next few years, in the short and medium term, this global confrontation is fraught with very serious risks. It and risk a direct military confrontation between Russia and the United States, which objectively is on the rise. In my opinion, there are at least three scenarios for unintentional direct military confrontation between Russia and the USA”, — said the expert discussions, “international security 2018: status and prospects”.
The first risk is associated with cybersecurity or cyber threats.
“The second risk is of an uncontrolled arms race, including the placement of intermediate-range and shorter-range land-based in Europe. I think we will come to this reality, unfortunately, in a few years”, — said Suslov.
The third scenario is related to Syria or the Black sea region, where the parties “are already functioning in the same operational space, or unable to act if the United States will continue to support the provocation of Ukraine”.
In November, the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of rocket and artillery Sciences (raran) on information policy, doctor of military Sciences Konstantin Sivkov admitted that the moment of transition to the use of nuclear weapons in a possible conflict between the US and Russia, most likely, will be preceded by a long period (from several days to a month or more) period of warfare with conventional weapons.
In October major General of the air National guard of the United States in the state of CA Glue Harrison said that the United States was involved in the joint Ukraine, Poland and Romania maneuvers Clear Sky 2018 in the framework of the plan of U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis, suggesting preparations for a potential conflict with Russia or China.
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