February 24, 2015

Russian Military Drill Could Turn into Attack on Baltics

The deputy director of the International Centre for Defence and Security, Martin Hurt, says Russia wants to lull European countries into a false sense of security by calling frequent snap military exercises, and that too relaxed an attitude could prove dangerous for the Baltic states in particular.

The deputy director of the International Centre for Defence and Security, Martin Hurt, says Russia wants to lull European countries into a false sense of security by calling frequent snap military exercises, and that too relaxed an attitude could prove dangerous for the Baltic states in particular.

“A realistic scenario against the Baltics would be a ‘normal’ Russian snap exercise that without notice turns into a quick assault on one or several of the Baltic states’ capitals. Such an attack would have greater probability of success than the hybrid scenario we saw in Crimea,” Hurt said in Newsweek.
Read more: Newsweek (in Finnish)

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