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Russian Chief of Staff: Risk of Nuclear War Increasing

Addressing the Public House not long ago, Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov announced that probability of a war near the Russian borders, including a nuclear war, had greatly increased over the last several years. Continue reading

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Russian Military Chief Sees Increasing Risk of Nuclear War

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s chief military officer says the nation is facing an increased threat of being drawn into conflicts at its borders that may grow into an all-out nuclear war. Gen. Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff, pointed at NATO’s expansion eastward and said Thursday that the risks for Russia to be pulled into local conflicts have “risen sharply.” He added, according to Russian news agencies wires, that “under certain conditions local and regional conflicts may develop into a full-scale war involving nuclear weapons.” Continue reading

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