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The head of the German army calls for the creation of an anti-missile defense shield, he is afraid of the Russian threat

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The head of the German army calls for the creation of an anti-missile defense shield, he is afraid of the Russian threat

The head of the German Armed Forces, Inspector General Carsten Breuer, has called for a rapid build-up of anti-missile defenses against a potential threat from Russia. The report comes from the DPA press agency.

“We have five to eight years. During this period we have to create a missile defense system. There is no other option,” Breuer told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper on Friday.

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“We believe that Russia will be able to wage war against NATO member states within the horizon of five to eight years. Until then, we in Germany must also be in a position to repel such an attack,” said Breuer.

According to him, Russian President Vladimir Putin does not hide his intentions towards the West and added that an attack on Western countries is only the worst possible scenario for now. He did not rule out that it could happen “in the whole spectrum of possibilities – from cyber attacks to drones and missiles”. At the same time, he rejected statements in Germany about allowing the conflict in Ukraine to be frozen.

“The freezing of the war presupposes the acceptance of this fact on both sides. There is hardly a frozen conflict in the world that would not flare up again. The current military situation in Ukraine makes the freezing of the war appear neither possible nor desirable,” said Breuer.

He was reacting to statements made in the parliament at the beginning of March by Rolf M├╝tzenich, head of the parliamentary group of Social Democrats of Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

“Hasn’t the time come for us not only to talk about how to wage war, but also to think about how to freeze the war and later end it?” M├╝tzenich asked himself a rhetorical question.

He said the opposition had taken parts of his statement out of context, with him adamantly supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its borders prior to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.

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