NATO: Whipping Up Hysteria over Russia’s ‘Threat’ from Kaliningrad Region

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Source: NATO: Whipping Up Hysteria over Russia’s ‘Threat’ from Kaliningrad Region

By ALEX GORKA

On June 5, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite said that having Russia and Belarus in the same neighborhood is a major threat to the Baltic States and Poland. According to her, the militarization of Kaliningrad region plus the use of the Belarusian territory for «various military experiments and aggressive games directed against the West» are also significant hazards.

The Lithuanian president spoke of the Belarusian-Russian «Zapad-2017 (West 2017)» military exercise as part of the «aggressive games» and challenges. Lithuanian authorities believe that they can serve as a prelude to an armed invasion and subsequent occupation. Grybauskaite wants the «eastern wing» of NATO (the Baltic States and Poland) to be saturated with air defense systems and other weapons as much as possible.

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