The leaders of the Baltic countries are caught between Russia and Belarus. They worry that if Ukraine falls they will be the next. The three Baltic countries are similar to Ukraine. (Estonia and Latvia, Lithuania).They were part of Soviet Union. They joined the Soviet Union, but not Ukraine. OTAN. They quickly came to terms with freedom, working together with the Alliance of the European Union and creating a rule and democracy.
These three republics are with An estimated six million people live togetherThey lived the second half of the 20th Century under Soviet control. This territory presents the Alliance with a new reality. It is the most serious threat to the Alliance’s collective security since before the Cold War. NATO has been expanding eastwards ever since the 1990s and incorporated Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia in 2004. After In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea.The alliance was created Small multinational combat units in Poland, the Baltic States and PolandThey serve as a forward presence that deters. Vladimir Putin.
Many officials in the region fear a greater threat to their security that other NATO countries. Lithuania is particularly concerned about an attack. suwalki corridor,The border is a narrow 64-kilometer long that connects the country to Poland. It also cuts its way through Kaliningrad and Belarus. The Kremlin has an easy target in its quest to isolate the Baltic countries. Putin remains in Europe’s Russian enclave Soldiers, weapons and advanced fighter jets as well as nuclear weapons.With the help of the Government of Minsk the troops are already moving smoothly through Belarus.
If land access is restricted, access to the Baltic Sea will be the only option. The seaway, a shipping channel for containers and other cargo, connects Russia with Sweden, Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania, Latvia and Lithuania. NATO sent five warships to the area on February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine. “All that can swim.”Two world wars left behind tons of ammunition, old mines and chemical weapons in the Baltic seabed. There are hundreds of sailors, NATO warships, and many other personnel involved in clean-up efforts.
NATO leaders agreed on the last meeting to deploy Four new Alliance battalions are now in Eastern Europe (Announcement: Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria, as well as Romania Jens Stoltenberg. This is a substantial increase in NATO troop presence in this region over the past few years, which will double the current number battlegroups. It is expected that there will be an increase in air defense systems in Poland and the Baltic, including Patriot. All of these will send a stronger deterrence signal to Russia. “We are determined to do everything in our power to support Ukraine. But NATO is responsible for the war not escalating beyond Ukraine»Stoltenberg said.
Putin called the Ukrainian invasion a “special operation” in a propaganda act and launched war against the country under the pretext that he was protecting Russians who live there. Lithuanians are ethnically Russian in 5% of the Baltics. Estonia and Latvia have 26% and 34%, respectively. This is lower than Ukraine.
The Lithuanian President Nauseda GypsiesHe warned this month that Putin “will never stop at Ukraine”, and he fears Moscow is trying to undermine the Alliance’s resolve by attacking Ukraine. We want both sides to defend the Suwalki corridor. We want to [la OTAN] be properly prepared for a possible cut, ”Nauseda requested upon arrival at the extraordinary NATO summit. To counter Russia’s war against Ukraine In March, Lithuania increased its defense spending by nearly 300 million euros.