Germany is preparing for armed conflict with Russia, according to reports built The paper claimed that the information came from classified documents accessed from the German Ministry of Defense. The newspaper claimed that Russia could expand its war against Ukraine by attacking NATO allies next year, raising the possibility of World War III. The report was released as the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine approaches its two-year milestone. However, Russian officials declined to comment on the matter. built He denounced the report as a “fake”.
The report also claimed that European militaries were preparing for a Russian attack on NATO's eastern flank, which could include a cyber attack.
The scenario, dubbed “Allied Defense 2024,” would see escalation begin within just a few weeks, sending tens of thousands of German soldiers into battle, Bild newspaper further reported, citing defense minister sources.
German media reports say the Russian military plans to attack Ukrainian forces in a “spring offensive” as funding from Western countries dwindles.
It also provided a month-by-month step-by-step explanation of how the Russian military operates and how NATO defends its allies.
Clashes escalated in September, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to launch large-scale military exercises involving around 50,000 Russian troops in western Russia and Belarus, according to classified documents.
According to the document, Russia could then mobilize troops and medium-range missiles to Kaliningrad, a Russian territory located between NATO members Poland and Lithuania.
Bild also reported that Russia could use the US presidential election as an opportunity to spread propaganda and incite further violence by December.
In the document, NATO said it would take “credible deterrence measures” by May 2025 to respond to the buildup of Russian forces and prevent fighting between Russian forces and Western forces.
Russian News Agency Tas Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked about the report, but Peskov chose not to comment on it. “Recently, this newspaper has been regularly publishing various fake news and canards,” Peskov further said.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed the report as “last year's horoscope.”