When the war with Russia comes, rivers in Eastern Europe would be a problem
Last year, it was reported that one of the Russian regions became the object of aggressive plans by NATO – the alliance admitted that they were developing plans for an attack on the Kaliningrad region
The main natural obstacle to the victory of the North Atlantic Alliance in the “war with Russia” will be rivers, writes the American electronic publication Breaking Defense.
The publication writes that in the event of a military conflict between Russia and the United States, hostilities will take place in Eastern Europe, where many rivers flow. For this reason, for sending reinforcements or for retreating, the forces of the North Atlantic Alliance will have to use bridges, which can rarely withstand more than 55 tons, RIA Novosti reports.
Thus, the publication, weighing more than 60 tons of the M1 Abrams tank and its “brothers” in the North Atlantic Alliance – the British Challanger II, the German Leopard II, and even the French Leclerc – emphasizes the danger of using many bridges in the most key places.
The publication also notes that bridges in Eastern Europe during the Cold War were built in such a way as to withstand 45-ton Soviet tanks. And, despite the “certain capabilities” of the American engineering forces to build bridges under fire, these capabilities are too limited to cope with even one of the largest East European rivers.
Last year, it was reported that one of the Russian regions became the object of aggressive plans by NATO – the alliance admitted that they were developing plans for an attack on the Kaliningrad region. The newspaper VZGLYAD understood why American generals see Kaliningrad as a military target and in what state the Russian military group located in the region is. [end]