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There is quite a difference between the Baltic states that are members of both NATO and EU and Ukraine and Georgia that has been battle-grounds in the new cod war ever since the West decided that Putin had gone to far (opposing the Iraq war, jailing a few oligarchs, nationalising oil).

Considering that Russia has not gobbled up small states where they already has a military presence, like Georgia, or the eastern ukrainian republics that asked to be annexed by Russia, I don't see where the whole "Russia will annex the Baltics" comes from. Other then projection and Rysskräck from the West, that is.

by fjallstrom on Thu Aug 4th, 2016 at 02:31:23 PM EST
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