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"I think that such a risk was not originally. Despite the irrationality of Russian leaders - they are not crazy. The invasion of the Baltic states would immediately effect the fifth article of the Washington Treaty (NATO principle, according to which an armed attack on one member is considered an attack against all Allies. - Ed.). Despite the modernization of the Russian armed forces unable to resist the combined forces of the North Atlantic Alliance, "- he said in an interview with an apostrophe .
Goltz also spoke about the problems of the Russian army and its backlog from the West. "Russia is not upgraded their weaponry age 30. According to various estimates, 70-80% of the Russian Army out of date. They were 30-40 years old ... As for nuclear weapons, there is need to divide the threat: empty, foolish and irresponsible we sometimes hear from the heads of Russian and reality. The reality is that Russia is far behind the United States in nuclear weapons. We have about a third less strategic carriers. Russia still need a long time to grow to the ceiling of the new START treaty (on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms. - Ed.). Americans need to "shrink", and Russia for quite some time it will be necessary to build strategic weapons to grow before. So, I would be separated from the military rhetoric of the real state of affairs ", - the expert added.
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