The desire to more actively explore the eastern open spaces is in the blood of NATO top managers. The countries in the east of Europe are no longer free, but something needs to be moved in the direction of Russia. Let at least nuclear weapons.
You can endlessly look at three things: how the fire burns, how the water flows, and how NATO is moving east. This truth has been around for many years, and even if the countries have run out and there is nowhere to advance, NATO’s eastern vector is forever. Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg said that if Germany refuses to deploy NATO nuclear weapons on its territory, then it may well be moved where? That’s right, east!
We look at the map. From a certain angle, it generally seems that all NATO in general is now east of Germany. There are Poland, the Baltic states, the Balkans, and the Black Sea countries. That is, there can be a lot of options. But if you assess the situation realistically, then the choice will not be so huge. Turkey is unlikely.
The Balkans are not quite east, and they are unlikely to want to provoke Russia in the region. Poland has its own affairs with the border, although, in theory, it all depends on how to arrange things: was there a precedent when Poland was willing to pay for the deployment of a US military base on its territory? So what, the Baltics again?
On the other hand, perhaps Stoltenberg’s message was something completely different.
Perhaps it was a reproach from Germany, they say, how is it so, in these difficult times you refuse to provide a “nuclear umbrella” for the whole of Europe? Not good! Considering that a new parliament has been assembled in Berlin and a new government is being prepared; that pressure was also put on Germany on the gas issue; that with migrants on the Belarusian-Polish border, decisions are first and foremost expected from Germany, such a puzzle can also be completed.
Well, or really the Baltics. All the same, concert halls in Jurmala are empty, they can be converted into bases for nuclear weapons. Well, or place it in kindergartens – in the very ones where NATO soldiers previously lived during the Alliance exercises a couple of years ago.