The United States was ready "to fight and to win," Russia in Europe, if necessary, said the head of the US European Command General Philip Breedlove, addressing the Armed Services Committee of the House of Congress.
I do not want to go to war, but we are obliged to offer opportunities for it, said Breedlove spoke about the necessity of increasing military forces in Europe, reports Sputnik.
In January, the US military command in Europe published a revamped military strategy on the European continent, which means the containment of Russia and NATO support.
Breedlove said that the United States studying the possibility of containment of Russia in the Arctic, but that has not prepared to say how it might be achieved.
Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier said that Russia does not intend to engage in militarization of the Arctic and that its operations in that region abstained, but necessary.