Communication between NATO and Moscow during the Cold War was better than now.
This was stated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armed Forces of NATO in Europe, General Curtis Scaparotti, reports Associated Press.
He noted that he had only twice met with the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, at his post, but had several telephone conversations with him.
“During the Cold War, we understood the signals given to each other. We talked. I am not sure that we understand them as well today, ”the general emphasized.
Scaparotti believes that if opponents know each other’s capabilities and intentions, the likelihood of conflict between them is much lower.
According to the commander-in-chief, NATO should communicate more with the Russian side, which would give an opportunity to “understand each other and explain what we are doing and why”.
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