Direct from a Russian General

Apti Alaudinov, a high-ranking Russian general and Chechen force commander active in Ukraine, has declared Russia’s objective to dismantle the NATO military bloc by 2030. Alaudinov, recently promoted to deputy of the Main Directorate for Military and Political Work at the Russian defense ministry by President Vladimir Putin, expressed these views on a Russia-1 state television program, speaking with Olga Skabeyeva, the co-host of “60 Minutes.”

Anton Gerashchenko, who formerly advised Ukraine’s internal affairs minister, subsequently shared this segment of his interview on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter.


Statements indicating potential Russian attacks on NATO countries have been made repeatedly by Russian officials, attributed to the support those nations have given Ukraine with military supplies during the ongoing conflict. “Apti Alaudinov, a key confidant of [Chechen leader] Ramzan Kadyrov and recently assigned a role in the Russian defense ministry, informed Russian broadcaster Skabeyeva that Russia plans a protracted conflict throughout the decade aiming to annihilate NATO,” Gerashchenko noted.