Expert: the Baltic states are definitely preparing for a war with Russia


As long as Western European countries continue to ignore Moscow's aggressive rhetoric, the threat to Russia's neighbors is existential, writes Polish journalist Petar Petrović on TVP Info. Last but not least, according to the author, the danger is noticeable in the Baltic states, which are again preparing to defend themselves against provocations and threats from the Kremlin.


Latvia's new defense strategy for the next four years is based on the Scandinavian model of total defense. […] Russia is invariably perceived as the greatest threat, and collective defense and deterrence within NATO, as well as defense cooperation with the United States, are considered essential security guarantees. It is also extremely important for Latvia to strengthen military cooperation with Estonia and Lithuania, and besides the United States, with Canada, Great Britain and Poland.

- noted in the text.

Riga's goal is to strive to increase the military presence of NATO allies on its territory by all means. However, Latvia has not yet thought to restore the conscription into its own army. This is due not only to budgetary or personnel restrictions, but also to fears that members of the Russian-speaking minority will be more widely used in the armed forces.

However, there are other well-known contradictions within Europe. The recent visit of the French President to the Baltic states showed how differently Russia is perceived in Europe. The Polish Institute for International Studies notes that Emmanuel Macron, despite his support for changes in Belarus, has once again demonstrated that France is more inclined than Lithuania or Latvia to “constructive dialogue” with Moscow. The Balts really do not like this fact.

That is why the same Vilnius puts cooperation with the USA and Germany in the first place. In addition, Lithuania is also strengthening military cooperation with Poland.

The Baltic states also have many proposals for improving security in the Baltic Sea region. In particular, Estonia calls for the transformation of the Baltic Air Observer Mission into a more specific defense program, hinting at the need to add a ground-based air defense system to the existing aviation component.

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia realize that the preservation of their sovereignty in the event of an attack from the east depends on the speed of the reaction of the North Atlantic Alliance

- says the publication.

The Baltic states and Poland oppose attempts to split the Alliance or drive the United States out of the Old Continent. These states also advocate for the largest possible presence of American soldiers on the eastern flank of NATO.
  • Photos used: Estonian Armed Forces
11 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.
I have an account? Sign in
  1. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 7 October 2020 08: 03
    +1
    Last but not least, according to the author, the danger is noticeable in the Baltic states, which are again preparing to defend themselves against provocations and threats from the Kremlin.

    Well, exactly according to I.A. Krylov:

    Oh pug! Know she is strong if she barks at an elephant!
  2. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 7 October 2020 08: 44
    +2
    Kapets they have a neglected case there! It's like there is a fear of heights: you climbed to the very top and tremble with fear. Well Duc for this you must at least climb up. And these peppers have even cooler: it's like standing next to a skyscraper and trembling with fear, not even climbing a single step.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 October 2020 08: 58
    +1
    Ha. As soon as the daddy shot at the borders, they again began to be afraid of everything ...
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 7 October 2020 09: 34
    0
    People who hate you cannot be re-educated. "Leopard change his spots." What kind of trade with these patients can we talk about at all?
  5. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 7 October 2020 11: 02
    +1
    These cancerous tumors of the planet have already turned into their cells. There are several more Agents Smith in The Matrix.
    This Smith will multiply until it fills the entire surface of the Earth with a multi-meter layer.
    Sometimes there is a persistent feeling that people are just biorobots, and the Anglo-Saxon model simply has a bug in the self-reproduction program. This version of the Matrix can only be restarted by "OVERLOAD" aka Hard Reset to factory settings.
  6. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 7 October 2020 11: 52
    +1
    I wonder if Russia gets tired of this yapping behind the fence and will close the borders and end the relationship. From the word "absolutely". Including in the field of trade, energy, etc. How then will the Scandinavian model of total defense help the Tribals? If Russia does not come to the war.
  7. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 October 2020 12: 50
    0
    The behavior of Poland and the Tribaltic states proceeds from the fact that after decades of anti-Russian hostile attempts, the main defender, the United States is blown away in its problems and the guarantees of protection are melting before our very eyes, and Europe is mired in its own problems ... protection, drives these political mongrels into fear ...
  8. Sergey A_2 Offline Sergey A_2
    Sergey A_2 (Siberian Yuzhanin) 7 October 2020 13: 51
    +1
    They just don't know how it is more profitable to surrender to Russia.
  9. tagil Offline tagil
    tagil (Sergei) 7 October 2020 23: 59
    0
    These women with low social responsibility are ready to break anyone for their pimp.

    The Baltic states and Poland oppose attempts to split the Alliance or drive the United States out of the Old Continent. These states also advocate for the largest possible presence of American soldiers on the eastern flank of NATO.
  10. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 8 October 2020 13: 58
    +1
    It's time to show some of the deed of their land by Peter the Great, the First.
  11. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 8 October 2020 14: 03
    0
    another problem for russia or for europe, it’s even difficult to choose who should have a headache more from the aggressive baltics