The defense Ministry has criticized the Pentagon’s obsession with


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The official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the Pentagon generals are fixated on a cold war with Russia and do not understand real security threats. So Konashenkov commented on the speech in the us Senate to the commander of the special operations forces U.S. army, General Raymond Thomas.

Thomas in his speech called Russia “one of the five major threats to the U.S.,” and noted that Russia’s aggressive actions are permanent.

“The narrow-mindedness of a separate Pentagon generals on stereotypes of the cold war, and a lack of understanding of real security threats, should not surprise. We are often asked what the officers of the Russian special operations forces differ from their American colleagues. We always stress that the major qualities of Russian officers are intelligence and determination,” he said.

He noted that “the speech of General Thomas it is easy to understand that the Pentagon demands on the military mtrs other, if not more.”

“That’s probably why they are trying to compensate for their hawkish anti-Russian rhetoric in the best traditions of the cold war”, — concluded Konashenkov.