Serhat TUNAR -TDO- In an article for Defense 24, General Waldemar Sksypchak, former commander of the Polish ground forces, assessed the possible consequences of a conflict between Russia and NATO in the Kaliningrad region.
Sksypchak noted that the Kaliningrad region is of key importance in Russia's political and military strategy, and described it as the gateway to the Baltic Sea and the Polish Plain, where the central and Western European road passes.
In the event of a possible war, Waldemar Sksypchak noted that the main forces of the Russian Baltic Fleet, tasked with ensuring superiority at sea and in the air, and troops of the Kaliningrad Defense Zone are deployed in the region, noting that these troops can be used for another purpose because of NATO forces deployed in the Baltic States.
Sksypchak, who found it unreasonable to believe that a significant number of NATO troops should be moved to these regions due to the strengthening of the Baltic countries in the event of war and Russia's overwhelming superiority in Eastern Europe over the alliance forces, said: “the Russian 6 in interaction with the Baltic Fleet. Two to four days will be enough for his army to take over the Baltic States.”