April 13, 2018
A former Russian General has warned that any intervention by the US, Britain and France could be a ‘direct way to military confrontation with Russia’.
Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinskiy, who previously served on the Russian General Staff, said if ‘Russian blood is spilled’, then Moscow will respond in kind.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today show that he believed if Russia determined that the UK was behind any attack on Syria, Moscow could order hits on UK aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean.
‘As our chief of the general staff said a couple of weeks ago, Russia would shot down the missiles and its carriers and I don’t think he was joking, that’s a very serious situation and that’s true,’ he said.
Asked if that could mean striking back at Cyprus, he said: ‘If our military determined that the missiles were launched from the UK, carriers of course, UK carriers and missiles would be hit back.’
Mr Buzhinskiy said it would be ‘very difficult to find a significant military target in Syria where there are no Russians’.
‘We have several thousands advisers in all military installation in all military units,’ he said. ‘If Russian blood is shed then Russia will retaliate.’
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