Czech General warns of possibility of war between NATO and Russia

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General Karel Rehka, Chief of the General Staff 

30th May 2023 – (Prague) General Karel Rehka, Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, has warned that a war between NATO and Russia is a possibility, although it is the worst-case scenario. Speaking at a conference in the Czech parliament, Rehka stated that the Czech Armed Forces are preparing for a potential violent conflict with Russia, which he believes is currently on a course towards conflict with NATO.

Rehka emphasised the need for the Czech Republic to reinforce its national security in the wake of the situation in Ukraine. He cautioned against reliance on Russian energy supplies and warned of the dangers of becoming too dependent on China in the area of telecommunications.