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Alliance must be prepared for potential ‘Russian missile strikes in Europe’

NATO should be prepared for the prospect of Russian missile strikes in Europe in the event of an all-out war with Russia, said Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank, a commander of NATO’s military logistics center in Germany in an interview with The Times published on Jan. 28.

NATO militaries have strengthened their capacity and preparedness since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. While the prospect of the war escalating to an all-out clash between the alliance and Russia has so far been averted, there are concerns that the West has not truly accepted that it may still be a possibility.

Several NATO commanders and other alliance leaders have warned in increasingly stark terms in recent months about the dangers of such a war and what impact it could have across Europe.