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STOCKHOLM — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Baltic countries have shown no gratitude to Moscow for letting them “go in peace” after the Soviet Union collapsed.
In an interview published Friday in Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Lavrov singled out Lithuania as the “most aggressive, Russo-phobic country” and said it is pushing NATO in an “anti-Russian direction.”
He said NATO colleagues once told him that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania would “calm down” once they joined the alliance in 2004.
“They joined NATO but there was no calm, especially not with our Lithuanian neighbor,” Lavrov was quoted as saying.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius called Lavrov’s comments “pure propaganda.”
The Baltic countries regained their independence in the early 1990’s after nearly five decades under Soviet occupation. More than a dozen people were killed and scores were injured in a Soviet crackdown on Lithuania’s independence drive in January 1991.
I think that it was decided between the UK the US and Russia who would get what parts after WW2
Russia is concerned .Us was concerned about Cuba .NATO which is a US proxy group may have had its time and place in the past but it seems to be used more as a offensive then defensive thing . Look at Libya or even Afghanistan .We in the west are told one story that has to be maintained but if you really look into it you can see what Russia is protesting . In the East you have Japan that is the proxy .In the ME its the terrorist and is a covert CIA proxy. With all the balls being juggled you can be sure that the ball will be dropped every now and again .
Currently Russia is threatening Finland and Sweden with "technical-military response" if they join NATO. Once again Russia fails to understand that when you threaten a country they will look for ways to defend themselves, like joining defensive military alliances.
As has been stated many times Russia's actions are creating the very situations that Russia does not want.
Lets see ..UK one of the five eyes group .Washington will use what ever proxy they decide to use at any time .You can bet your bottom dollar that it was not Putin or other sane thinking Russians that signed onto the Libya deal .In fact Mr. Medvedev took some flack for that .His political career has been going down hill ever sense . But to the point of the thread and the threat that all their neighbours are concerned about .I don't think its got any real threat but the states are crying for more protection in order to have DC set them up with a NATO component .The real threat that DC is concerned with it Russias ability to defend themselves . I think this vid speaks volumes and is just another stale mate in the great power game .Like Nuland said prior to getting their guy Yats to fill in the power vacume caused by the coup and the Ukranian leader to flee the country .Think Lybia ..He seen what was happening
NATO by the way was not a US idea / initiative. It was in fact a UK idea.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
NATO is not a proxy anything. Its a defensive alliance meant to deter aggression from the USSR and now Russia. NATO by the way was not a US idea / initiative. It was in fact a UK idea.
Mexico to the south will experience their neighbour to the North up and close once the wall is built .I think the South should double down and make the wall twice as high to keep the US controlling factions out as well . What's good for the goose after all . I see France is wanting to unwind the sanction on Russia .Maybe cooler heads will prevail but I some how doubt it . DC is F the EU and France if need be and the UK can go to the back of the line ...Yea what a system and what a country this District of Columbia really is . Talk about your proverbial little horn eh . The story ends with that beast being utterly destroyed and the other 3 beast allowed to carry on for a time . Justice with all those chickens finally coming home to roost perhaps . Interesting to watch in real time .
but the countries on their own wanted on their own to join, because they experienced Russia up close.
.I think the South should double down and make the wall twice as high to keep the US controlling factions out as well .
I see France is wanting to unwind the sanction on Russia
Another detail about the vote which Russian media ignored is the number of MPs actually present during the vote. There are 577 seats in the French lower house of Parliament, during the anti-sanctions vote only 101 MPs were present, 55 supported Mariani’s proposal, two abstained and 44 voted against it.
Thierry Mariani, a member of the Popular Right movement within the French Republican party who proposed the draft bill is well known for his pro-Russian views. He caused great controversy last year when together with a group of French legislators he visited Crimea and spoke in support of the Ukrainian peninsula’s annexation by Russia. Both France and Ukraine condemned the visit, calling it irresponsible and a violation of international law.