US national intelligence believes that Russia does not want a direct military conflict with NATO
Russia does not want a direct military conflict with the US and NATO, but there is a possibility of an escalation of the situation in Ukraine. This is reported in the public part of the report of the American intelligence services with an assessment of “global threats”, which is published on site Director of National Intelligence of the United States Avril Haynes.
It follows from the report that the Russian authorities have so far avoided actions that could take the conflict in Ukraine beyond its borders. At the same time, American intelligence assessed the risks of escalation as significant.
US intelligence agencies have also concluded that Moscow will remain a formidable challenge to Washington in key areas over the next 10 years.
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported that the United States was not ready for a new era of conflict with the “great powers” represented by Russia and China. According to the publication, in recent decades, Washington has focused on confronting rebels and rebels in the countries of the Middle East. However, today the country does not produce enough ammunition and weapons to go into conflict with the leading players in world politics.