Military expert: Baku meeting of top Russian, NATO generals aimed at preventing ‘threat of a third world war’

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Considering Azerbaijan’s international reputation, Baku is an advantageous platform for negotiations, and the presence of Azerbaijan’s powerful armed forces also plays a role here, Igor Korotchenko, well-known military expert, editor-in-chief of the magazine Russian National Defense, member of the Russian Defense Ministry's Public Council told APA’s Moscow correspondent.


He was commenting on a meeting to be held in Baku between Russian General Staff Chief General Valery Gerasimov and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe General Curtis Scaparrotti.

The expert noted that the main reason for the meeting of the top Russian and NATO generals in Baku is Azerbaijan’s high international reputation.

As for the topic of the negotiations, Korotchenko said: “I can say that the main topic to discuss is the current tension in Russia-NATO relations. The generals will discuss ways to ease the tension and prevent a possible military confrontation. The topic of the discussions will also be the continuation of the dialogue blocked by the Russia-NATO Council. Therefore, I believe that the meeting of Gerasimov and Scaparrotti is aimed at preventing the threat of a third world war.”

Korotchenko emphasized that the generals will not discuss the Syrian, Ukrainian and other conflicts.

“In my opinion, the sides will discuss Russia-NATO cooperation in order to achieve the establishment of a mechanism of real military-political consultations. Today, the activities of the Russia-NATO council are blocked because of Brussels’ fault. In Brussels, dialogue between Russia and NATO is impossible. In Baku, the Russian and NATO generals will discuss real problems one by one,” he added.  



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Military expert: Baku meeting of top Russian, NATO generals aimed at preventing ‘threat of a third world war’

2018/04/42427_src-1524143046.jpg
Read: 667     17:04     19 April 2018    

Considering Azerbaijan’s international reputation, Baku is an advantageous platform for negotiations, and the presence of Azerbaijan’s powerful armed forces also plays a role here, Igor Korotchenko, well-known military expert, editor-in-chief of the magazine Russian National Defense, member of the Russian Defense Ministry's Public Council told APA’s Moscow correspondent.


He was commenting on a meeting to be held in Baku between Russian General Staff Chief General Valery Gerasimov and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe General Curtis Scaparrotti.

The expert noted that the main reason for the meeting of the top Russian and NATO generals in Baku is Azerbaijan’s high international reputation.

As for the topic of the negotiations, Korotchenko said: “I can say that the main topic to discuss is the current tension in Russia-NATO relations. The generals will discuss ways to ease the tension and prevent a possible military confrontation. The topic of the discussions will also be the continuation of the dialogue blocked by the Russia-NATO Council. Therefore, I believe that the meeting of Gerasimov and Scaparrotti is aimed at preventing the threat of a third world war.”

Korotchenko emphasized that the generals will not discuss the Syrian, Ukrainian and other conflicts.

“In my opinion, the sides will discuss Russia-NATO cooperation in order to achieve the establishment of a mechanism of real military-political consultations. Today, the activities of the Russia-NATO council are blocked because of Brussels’ fault. In Brussels, dialogue between Russia and NATO is impossible. In Baku, the Russian and NATO generals will discuss real problems one by one,” he added.  



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