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"NATO would need two weeks to help Poland, Lithuania or Romania in case of Russian attack," Hodges

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Ben Hodges predicts NATO's actions in case of a Russian attack. Source: stripes.com

If Russia attacks one of the NATO countries, this state will have to wait at least two weeks for its allies to come to the rescue. It will all depend on whether the country has a warning of a potential attack and whether its leaders dare to act before the attack.

This was stated by the former commander of the US Army in Europe, retired General Ben Hodges in an interview with Romanian television. He criticized some Western leaders who do not want to take any action because of the risk of "escalation."

If they show courage, the two weeks could be significantly reduced.

"Assuming we didn't start moving in advance (of a potential attack – Ed.), Romania and all the other countries – Poland, Lithuania, all of them – would have to wait probably two weeks before additional forces arrive," Hodges said.

At the same time, the American general noted that each country should understand that it would have to be one-on-one with the enemy for about two weeks.

This time will be needed to organize the troops of NATO countries, as well as all ground forces in the country under attack.

"The air force will be able to arrive earlier, the naval forces of other countries – Turkey and Bulgaria – could also arrive a little faster," he said.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that Russia currently has neither the intention nor the ability to attack any of the bloc's countries. However, Moscow is waging a hybrid war against the West.

At the same time, NATO Military Committee Chairman Rob Bauer warned that civilians in the West should prepare for a possible conflict with Russia. He noted that the armed forces are already prepared in case of war.

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