At the Adnkronos the general, president of the Intelligence Culture and Strategic Analysis Foundation and former Chief of Staff of the Air Force
“The current phase, instead of being the object of widely and widely expressed optimism, should be a cause for concern because, assuming and not conceded that it is a phase in which one of the two contenders is crushed in a corner from which he has no way out, it is evident that the risk of a broken and disproportionate reaction becomes more concrete“This is what General Leonardo Tricarico, president of the ICSA Foundation (Intelligence Culture and Strategic Analysis) and former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, affirms to the Adnkronos on the Ukrainian counter-offensive and the risk that Russia will use nuclear weapons tactics.
“Already the fact that every now and then it is evoked, even in mere form of possibility, the use of highly lethal weapons must cause concern and above all must awaken a sense of responsibilitynow dormant to put it mildly, in many countries that, in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, are taking care not to seek a peaceful settlement through a ceasefire and a truce “, observes Tricarico.
“Too many countries are betraying the spirit and the letter of the North Atlantic Treaty where this, in article 1, binds member countries to resolve by peaceful means any controversy that may involve them – he continues – It is extraordinary to note that almost none of the countries members, especially those who should continue to have a leading role, ever lifted a finger to adopt behaviors in keeping with the founding pact of our being together militarily “.
“Personally, I don’t think we are close to overturning the balance on the pitch, but to a tactical phase achieved, if anything, more quickly than in the past when we fought for weeks and for small portions of territory – continues the president of the Icsa Foundation – It is disappointing also note how Europe as such has completely evaporated when the diplomacies of the most significant countries should instead constitute a nucleus characterized by a common vision that can intervene to promote a ceasefire and a negotiation, otherwise relations between allied countries or friends risk being affected. “