Leaked Military Docs Reveal ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ of Russia-Ukraine War

Leaked German military documents have outlined the potential worst-case scenarios of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

The highly-classified documents obtained by German newspaper Bild detailed a situation where Moscow wins in Ukraine then goes to war with NATO.

Russia could reportedly attack from its most westerly territory, putting pressure on its border with Poland and building up troops in Belarus.

In the scenario, the alleged scaled-up aggression would begin in February 2024.

Around 200,000 new Russian recruits are expected to be mobilized to support Moscow’s “hybrid warfare” against Baltic states.

In response, NATO is forecast to deploy troops to Eastern Europe, further heightening tensions.

‘Severe Cyberattacks’

Apart from using weapons from its arsenal, Russia would use severe cyberattacks on NATO in the “doomsday” scenario.

The main goal would be to incite internal chaos in the Baltic states of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia to destabilize them.

Moscow could also bombard its small enclave of Kaliningrad with propaganda of an imminent attack by NATO forces to conquer the nearby Polish-Lithuanian corridor of the Suwałki Gap.

With NATO forces reacting, the leaked documents claimed that the peak of the war could happen in early 2025, or in the middle of the transition of power in the US government following the presidential election in November 2024.

‘Extremely Unlikely’

A spokesperson for the German defense ministry said the “exercise scenario” is common military planning.

All potential plots are being considered, despite some of them being “extremely unlikely.”

“Basically, I can tell you that considering different scenarios, even if they are extremely unlikely, is part of everyday military business, especially in training,” the spokesperson told international media.

The Institute for the Study of War also commented on the leaked documents, saying the timeline was improbable but Russia could indeed push as far as the borders of NATO countries if Western support continues to dwindle.

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