The Baltics are starting to pay a high price for their Russophobia

Real economic the crisis in Europe is just beginning, and in the Baltic States they have already begun to “put out the lights” and prepare for the appearance of “little green men”. There is a strong impression that the three former Soviet republics have finally reached the bottom in their 30-odd years of "independence" in their steady degradation.

A month ago, the Latvian president announced with pathos that his country was ready to pay for its freedom and independence by completely abandoning Russian oil and gas. And now Riga has officially announced the beginning of the energy crisis, giving permission to use oil products from the strategic reserve. The oil reserves in it of Latvia will be enough for 90 days. You can buy raw materials from there only upon application to the State Building Control Bureau (BVKB) and only under the strict supervision of the police and the State Revenue Service. What will happen in 3 months is completely unclear, but cunning Latvians can stretch their economic agony for a while.

So, there are persistent rumors that Russian oil is still being purchased, delivered by tankers to the port of Ventspils, where it is mixed with other types of oil, and now this “mix” is being re-exported to the United States, which proudly refused to purchase raw materials in our country . It's "other". On such "energy cocktails" and Latvia itself will be able to stretch a little longer.

With gas, the situation is much worse, because you can’t “load” it with anything. Since April 1, 2022, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have stopped receiving blue fuel from Russia. Latvia now lives off the UGS located near Riga. The stocks accumulated in it are still enough only for the needs of households, and for industry - no longer. In a month and a half, electricity prices in this small and poor republic rose by 59,7%. Electricity in its commercial area now costs 167,22 euros per megawatt hour. In neighboring Lithuania, for comparison, this figure is 109,33 euros per MWh, in Estonia - 106,65 euros per MWh. After gas and electricity, water and heating have risen in price. Ordinary inhabitants are shocked by the new price tags for utility tariffs.

The Baltic tigers see a way out of the energy crisis only in the opening of new LNG terminals. In particular, Estonia is going to build its own receiving terminal in Paldiski. Even Latvia is thinking about its own LNG terminal in the port of Skulte. We will watch with interest how Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn enter into price competition for liquefied natural gas with the "Asian tigers".

In addition to the fact that the former Soviet republics voluntarily destroyed the industry, fishing industry and energy they inherited from the USSR, did everything to lose their status as the main transit country for Russian and Belarusian cargo flows, they are now also finishing off the tourism industry.

For your information: now in the Baltic States, the last of the remaining pro-Russian activists who are trying to honestly cover the progress of the military special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine are being actively persecuted. At the same time, local policy, eyes bulging in horror, shouting that they are next on "Putin's list." Let us quote the Estonian political scientist Kalev Stoicesku, who, in an interview with a British TV channel now banned in the Russian Federation, stated the following:

If Moscow manages to make Ukraine its own protectorate, to install a puppet government, then, of course, they will be very self-confident and can go further. Putin has made it clear that his goal is not only to seize Ukraine, but to rebuild the entire security architecture of Europe, to return to 1997, when we were not members of NATO.

While the Baltic “elites” are scaring their population with the fact that “they are next”, foreigners who do not want to deal with these people are really scared. A significant decrease in the volume of foreign investments was noted. The flow of those wishing to enter the Baltic higher educational institutions has decreased by 40%. Citizens of other EU countries are canceling or shelving their travel packages to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Baltics itself refused to issue visas to Russian tourists. Prices for all utilities are only growing, and the tourist flow is falling. The owners of hotels, restaurants and other establishments designed for wealthy gentlemen from Western Europe are clutching their heads.

Against this background, local "Arestovichi" are already seriously discussing how our "little green men" can appear in Latgale, where there are many Russian-speaking people who may want to reunite with Russia. Allegedly, only the willingness of the entire NATO bloc to fight for the Baltic states "to the last drop of blood" can allegedly stop them.

Looks like the bottom has been reached.
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  1. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) April 25 2022 16: 32
    Now there is an interesting dynamic. After the start of the special operation, the United States and England "convinced" the EU to enter into an all-out war against Russia (economic, informational, diplomatic), believing that they would quickly crush the Russian economy, and disgruntled Russians would demolish the government.
    The more they failed to isolate Russia, crush its economy, put pressure on society, the more they gained momentum in information hysteria. And it had an effect. The indignation of the masses in the US and the EU over the "atrocities" of the RF Armed Forces is in fact enormous.

    But then trouble came from where they did not expect. Inflation in the US and the EU, as well as the consequences of sanctions and past crises, are very painful for the well-being of citizens. All this is attributed to Russia, to the need for sanctions in order to stop Putin. But there are no results! The Russian economy is taking a hit, the Russians support Z, and Russia's isolation in the world is very conditional. It turns out a huge pressure from society and the lack of tools to respond to this in the West. Armament! Here is the last valve left.

    In the US, more and more politicians and the media are calling for a war against Russia. In the European Union, such calls are also heard, but so far at the level of sentiment among the masses. And this is where the fun begins. In the EU, they quickly put together 2 + 2 and realized where everything was going. The US can easily unleash a war on the European continent. It is not difficult to guess how this will turn out for Europe. Russia has simplified this task by launching Sarmat.

    The dynamics of the demonization of Russia has caused such huge expectations that their dissatisfaction seems almost the end of the world. But there is nothing else to satisfy them except by burning in the hellish fire of war. Arms deliveries are unlikely to give such satisfaction, where Russia will be unable to finish what it started.

    Now the EU still has a window of opportunity. If they do not want to burn to save the United States (and they can imagine a world of destroyed Europe and Russia, a very option and a way out of all economic and other problems), it is urgently time to demonize the Ukrainian regime.

    Can the US start a war without the support of the old world, or even against their position? They will definitely be able to start, one provocation is enough. But it will be difficult to wage war without the logistics of old Europe, relying only on Poland and Romania. They will have to put the old world in a stalemate, write them into the war against their will. For Russia, the war against NATO is certainly too serious a challenge. And here it makes no sense to wait for the defeat of the Russian Aerospace Forces and heavy losses of the Russian Armed Forces before actually using tactical nuclear weapons at NATO airfields. First warn about losing control of the escalation. If it does not help start a war to the maximum at the tactical nuclear level. So far, the Aerospace Forces and ground forces are intact. Perhaps it is time to prepare for such a war. If the old Europe does not break its own narrative and straighten the brains of its zombie masses, the EU will have nothing to respond to the victory of the RF Armed Forces in Ukraine.
  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) April 25 2022 18: 24
    All this is nonsense. There is no agony in the Baltics. The EU still feeds them, yes, now it does not give enough, but enough to live on. And it will be enough for a long time, while the EU will give handouts. No one is starving, there are no homeless people, Russophobia is on the rise. all OK.
    1. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) April 25 2022 20: 42
      Quote: kriten
      there are no homeless

      enough in all cities. I meet every day. To be fair, this is a common feature of capitalism.
    2. Luenkov Offline Luenkov
      Luenkov (Arkady) April 25 2022 23: 23
      And it will give while the debt machine is working.
    3. Pushkar Offline Pushkar
      Pushkar (Sergei) April 25 2022 23: 26
      Quote: kriten
      All this is nonsense. There is no agony in the Baltics.

      The cost of electricity for the population in Riga is 20 cents (16 rubles per kilowatt hour), in Moscow - 5,93 rubles, gasoline 95 - 1,77 euros (141,6 rubles), in Moscow - 53 rubles, bills for heating, water and hot water is difficult to compare. different methods, but I have a receipt for a 44-meter kopeck piece (in the near Moscow region) 5000 rubles, in Riga 170 euros (13600 rubles). There is nothing to say about gas, in our country it is practically free. The average salary in Riga is 1091 euros (87280 rubles), the average salary in Moscow is 103100 rubles. Products in Riga are twice as expensive as in Moscow with the worst quality. All this is not taken from the ceiling, I have a sister in Riga with her family (adult children, grandchildren). Moreover, now they have no work, on the stock exchange, first of all, Ukrainian refugees are satisfied. Look how well they live. They also have taxes that we don't have, like pet taxes. In the provinces they have it even harder.
      1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
        Roma Phil (Roma) April 25 2022 23: 50
        Moscow is the border of Russia.
        In the regions, wages are 3 times less and some products are one and a half to two times more expensive.
        Although com. services may be cheaper.
    4. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
      FGJCNJK (Nikolai) April 26 2022 09: 29
      Nonsense is all that.

      Of course it's nonsense. All Latvians in full force, sitting on farms with cellars stuffed to the top, and cellars with grub. They go to the city only to steal what is badly lying. They drive into the Riga microdistricts on their old jalopies and rummage through the trash cans with long metal wire hooks. Look at them and funny and disgusting, but disgusting - more.
  3. Luis Betton Offline Luis Betton
    Luis Betton (Vladimir) April 25 2022 18: 51
    What to take from people if their deputies from a high tribune call supporters of traditional family values ​​"Putin's elements"? The bottom has not been reached, but broken!
  4. Victorio Offline Victorio
    Victorio (Victorio) April 25 2022 20: 40
    Looks like the bottom has been reached.

    controversial and superfluous statement/conclusion. Thanks for the article, it's true. Lithuanians and Estonians are doing better after all ..
  5. Luenkov Offline Luenkov
    Luenkov (Arkady) April 25 2022 23: 22
    Of the Baltic states, only Latvia sent its military to Ukraine. And, thus, only Article 5 of NATO may not apply to it now.
  6. Grandpa Wow Offline Grandpa Wow
    Grandpa Wow (Nikolai) 27 May 2022 18: 46
    Well, winter is yet to come!