In an recent and frank interview with the German website Web.de, former NATO General Harald Kujat said that Russia has always remained within international airspace or international waters when carrying out “military maneuvers.” He refuted claims to the contrary.
In fact Kujat went further to say that Russia has “never violated the borders of any country while conducting military maneuvers”, former NATO General Harald Kujat told the German news website Web.de.
The former general warned of the possible consequence of a war with Russia would be in his words a “catastrophe of the 21st century,” and that such an option must be excluded.
At the same time, Kujat added that Russia plans no attacks on European countries. In February 2015, Kujat commented on the situation around the Ukrainian conflict in an interview with the German public broadcaster ARD. In particular, he rejected the allegations of Russian troops being involved in the hostilities in eastern Ukraine.
Note: Harald Kujat (born 1 March 1942) is a retired German General of the Luftwaffe. He served as Chief of Staff of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, from 2000 to 2002, and as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 2002 to 2005.He is highly regarded in military circles in Europe.