According to the Russian website Life, Czech President Petr Pavel, in a meeting with the four presidents of the Visegrád Group, called Russia the main threat to Europe and announced the preparation of European armies for a high-intensity conflict.
Russian military experts say that the European leaders are not limiting themselves to rhetorical attacks against Moscow, but are actively arming their armies, believing that a conflict with Russia is inevitable.
A few days before his recent statements, Czech leader Pavel had said that he speculated that the war in Ukraine would end in some kind of agreement between Kiev and Moscow, which would depend on the situation on the front. He had also added that he believed that the combat capacity of the Russian army would take several years to return to normal after the war was over.
Europe and NATO Prepare for Conflict with Russia
To support the view that Europe and NATO are preparing for a future conflict, Russian Life cites the example of Poland, one of Moscow's most important adversaries located in Eastern Europe protecting the continent.
Poland has decided to increase its troops to 300 thousand soldiers, while to date it has already reached 200 thousand soldiers. Warsaw has purchased countless weapons, including a large number of main battle tanks, fighters and self-propelled guns from South Korea, hundreds of HIMARS launchers from the USA, etc.
Poland's actions reflect the ambitions of the Czech president, who said that now is an opportunity to strengthen NATO's defence because the strength of the Russian army has been reduced, so the gap between the Western alliance and Moscow will widen.
Preparations at the Political Level
But it seems that Europe's preparations extend to the political level as well, since according to a foreign article the European Union may decide to include Moldova and Georgia in the union without the regions of Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
This is said to have been announced by the official spokesman for the EU's foreign policy department, Peter Stano, in an interview.
"The European future of Georgia and Moldova cannot be held hostage to conflicts. This has been confirmed by the highest level of the European Union," the official said, adding that the EU supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of these two countries.
If the states actually join the union, then Europe-Moscow relations will only get worse, as we will be dealing with a clear attempt to increase the EU's influence in countries close to Russia.