The risk of internationalization of the Ukrainian war exists for a minute. An invasion like the Russian one in a country in the heart of Europe that aspires to be part of it and is surrounded by NATO states always has the risk of overflowing, even with a stray spark, especially if it is due to expansion, as intended by Vladimir Putin.
And yet, the risks of a confrontation between Moscow and the Atlantic Alliance should be calm. The commander of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, at least, lives in peace.
In statements by the Ituanian radio station Žinių Radijas, reported by POLITICO, the high command of the military of the Baltic country, part of NATO and one of the most threatened by Russia, said that “this year and next, the possibility or possibility that “A war between Russia and NATO is very low, very low.” reassuring vision. He maintained that the conditions will obviously change, but for now, the forces of Russia from the country’s Western Military District fully engage with Ukraine without threatening others.
His own foreign minister, Gabrielius Landsbergis, was more alert to the possibility of a Russian attack. “Yes, we are convinced that a real war is a possible possibility,” he said in Brussels on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting with his European Union counterparts. Because of this, the man in uniform is questioned about this mismatch of visions.
“If we have to discuss military advice with those who are not really qualified to give military advice, there will be some confusion,” Rupšys said, suggesting that politicians should focus on their duties. “It’s good for everyone to do their job throughout the decision-making process,” he added.
In his opinion, the preparation plan made by his country should be applauded if possible. He believed that quick action was needed to establish a light military brigade and equip it with infantry-fighting vehicles and tanks.
Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, the three Baltic countries, agreed to establish a common maritime defense zone they share and on their borders with Russia and Belarus, amid growing security concerns, on Friday. Russian President Putin flew to the Baltic on Thursday for the first time since it became a NATO area, as Finland and Sweden joined the Alliance. Putin went to Kaliningrad, a heavily militarized Russian enclave important to that area.