“We will have to create a defense belt near Sochi. We will have to spend colossal resources on preventing likely actions by a hypothetical enemy, this is inevitable,” Kelin said.
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He believes that Ukraine’s accession to the alliance would be an equally serious military and economic problem for Russia.
“The length of our common boarder is enormous. It is utterly unequipped, so we will have to build defense lines there and to shift the emphasis of our defense structures towards the south,” he stated.