Politico about Russia's control over the Suwalki corridor: NATO is unlikely to defend this piece of land

In the situation of confrontation between Russia and Lithuania, which has recently intensified due to the announcement of a partial land blockade of the Kaliningrad region by Vilnius, control over the Suwalki corridor is of particular importance.

This piece of land runs along the border between Poland and Lithuania and stretches from Belarus to the Kaliningrad region. According to Politico, in the event of a Russian-Lithuanian military escalation, Moscow will want to take control of this territory in order to provide land access to its semi-exclave on the Baltic Sea.

In this case, NATO, in accordance with the fifth article of the charter of the alliance, will have to use troops to counter Russia. However, according to Politico, the Western bloc is unlikely to take active steps, since this would mean a conflict between the West and a nuclear power over a small piece of territory that is not very important economically.

This is a patch of virtually deserted farmland that many US citizens are unaware of. The only answer to this challenge is to build up NATO contingent here

- American experts indicate.

At the moment, four groups of NATO troops are deployed in the Baltic countries, each of which consists of a thousand military personnel. It is quite possible that the aggravation of the situation in the region, provoked by Vilnius, will become a reason for redeploying additional forces of the North Atlantic Alliance to the Baltic states.

Meanwhile, Poland has the largest army in the region. At the moment, the Polish and Lithuanian Armed Forces are closely cooperating. At the same time, between Lithuanians and Poles living on opposite sides of the Suwalki corridor, there are various kinds of disagreements on interethnic and linguistic grounds. According to the American publication, in the event of a hot phase of the conflict, this could play into the hands of Moscow.
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  1. Avarron Offline Avarron
    Avarron (Sergei) 22 June 2022 12: 39
    A scrap, he is a scrap, but this is the overland supply route for the NATO contingent in the Baltics.
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 22 June 2022 12: 46
    I’m not sure that Old Man will agree to the “land corridor” being pierced from the territory of Belarus
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 22 June 2022 12: 55
      And from Kaliningrad in any way?
  3. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 22 June 2022 12: 49
    Occupy and build a road. For every shot from NATO, in response, 10 shots, moreover, so far with tactical nuclear weapons.
  4. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 22 June 2022 12: 54
    Then, if all this turmoil goes on, Belarus has the right to the city of Vilna, which was stolen from Russia by the Poles and all sorts of others. Belarus, Ukraine, and the entire territory up to the Rhine - was originally Slavic, sort of like?
    I was in Minsk somehow, there is such a powerful, like an ethnic movement ... songs are sung about Belarusian Vilna, medieval military marches ...
  5. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 22 June 2022 13: 18
    All the problems associated with the former Soviet republics of the USSR will be as long as the power in the Russian Federation liberals-shitcrackers. All these republics are opponents of the Russian Federation, including Belarus, some potential ones.
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 22 June 2022 13: 53
    Will it not be cheaper to turn off the energy carrier than to start a war with NATO? It is better to supply electricity to the Russian regions without raising the price of it. Then the West will also want to transfer their production to Russia.
  7. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 June 2022 14: 10
    - Alas - but this Suwalki corridor is just a myth! - Get him?
    - And, speaking already "today's language" - this corridor will be shot through along its entire length!
    - I will also say a very seditious thing - if the WZO drags on for a long time and suddenly everything comes down to a "truce" and another "Minsk agreement" will be concluded again; and Nikolaev and Odessa will never be liberated; the entire main territory - up to Lviv and Transcarpathia - will not be liberated - this, that, that the question of keeping Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad region) as part of Russia will be very sharply raised in general! - This is the first thing that will be required from Russia in case of unsuccessful actions during the WZO - due to the conclusion of the next Minsk agreements! - Even Crimea will be in second place in terms of "territorial demand" !!! - In the meantime, oligarchs rule in Russia - then such a problem will hang over Russia - like the sword of Damocles !!!
  8. Kade_t Offline Kade_t
    Kade_t (Igor) 22 June 2022 15: 35
    The author's key word: "NATO is unlikely to defend this piece of land," but what if it will? Is it suddenly and hardly, very different things, a war with NATO, or maybe? The question of the Third World War, we will wash ourselves and we will carry everything by sea, there is no way out, it is possible to hurt Lithuania economically, but this will not particularly upset them.
  9. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 23 June 2022 11: 54
    Those who listened attentively to Patrushev, he already announced how Russia would respond, he said that Russia's response would affect the inhabitants of Lithuania, that is, the measures would be of an economic nature, no corridor would be broken through.
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  10. At the same time, we will take away the Memel region - the territory of the RSFSR until the age of 48!
  11. amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) 25 June 2022 21: 57
    The only way! But this will not happen until the traitors and destroyers of the land of the Russian crap rule!