Moscow has mocked an article in a German newspaper which says Berlin is preparing for an armed conflict between NATO and Russia.
Bild said a classified document it had seen showed how the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, were preparing for an attack by Moscow on the alliance’s eastern flank and outlined a “path to conflict” between Russia and NATO, according to a translation.
The document seen by the mass-circulation tabloid, which appears to be a training scenario, has not been independently verified. Newsweek has contacted the German Defense Ministry and NATO for comment.
Russian foreign affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova dismissed the predictions as the kind you would find in a “horoscope.”