Skip to comments.Russia to review 1991 decision to recognise independence of Baltic states
Posted on 07/01/2015 7:45:57 AM PDT by annalex
Estonia, Latvia and Lithunia were occupied by the Soviet Union for decades
Russia is examining the legality of the decision to recognise the independence of the Baltic republics in 1991 by the State Council of the USSR - according to Russia's state news service Interfax.
The decision to review recognition of the independence of EU-member Baltic nations follows the Russian Prosecutor General's Office ruling last year that Crimea was illegally handed to Ukraine in 1954; and is certain to alarm the small Baltic NATO-member nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
In recent months Nato has held as series of meetings about how to address the threat from Russia and reassure Baltic countries that NATO is prepared to defend them. In June Poland and Lithuania confirmed that discussions were underway for the US to base heavy military weapons in warehouses across the Baltic states.
Speaking during a trip to Lithuania in June Europe NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Phillip M. Breedlove said Russia's next steps were unpredictable and dangerous.
"We cannot fully be certain what Russia will do next, and we cannot fully grasp Putin's intent but what we can and are doing is learning from his actions. In addition what we see suggests growing Russian capabilities, significant military modernisation and ambitious strategic intent."
"In the east, Russia is blatantly attempting to change the rules and principles that have been the foundation of European security for decades. This challenge that's posed by resurgent Russia is global, not regional, and is enduring, not temporary."
The US has led a series of major NATO military drills in eastern Europe over the course of 2015 involving thousands of British, American and other allied forces.
Also in June Pentagon officials revealed a plan to base hundreds of battle tanks, high-caliber weapons and as many as 5,000 troops in the region - as a reposte to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and threat to NATO member states in eastern Europe.
The move would be the first time Washington has stationed heavy military equipment in the newer NATO member states that were once under Moscow's control.
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Hand out rifles and ammo to every Balt. Russia would never invade after that.
Wouldn’t any U.S. equipment stored in warehouses be targeted in the first minutes of a Russian invasion of the Baltic States?
Common Russians on public forums vent their frustration: “why, oh why nobody likes us?!”. Here is your answer. Complain to yourself.
Now that Obama is the world’s cuckold, even being Mugabe’s b***, its no surprise!
Dangerous illusion. The orcs will drown smaller nations in their own rotten blood, in the name of Mordor's greatness.
"the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
"World democratic opinion has yet to realize the alarming implications of President Vladimir Putin's State of the Union speech on April 25, 2005, in which he said that the collapse of the Soviet Union represented the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'
"'The Black Book of Communism,'; a scholarly accounting of communisms crimes, counts about 94 million murdered by the supposed champions of the common man (20 million for the Soviets alone), and some say that number is too low."
Forgetting the Evils of Communism: The amnesia bites a little deeper
By Jonah Goldberg, August 2008:
Oh oh...The bear is trying to annex everything the USSR had. Time to give Putin a warning. Ted Cruz first act as president - tell Putin to go to HELL!!!
If Russia withdraws recognition of the Baltics I expect the Russian apologists will tell us those were never really separate countries anyway, just parts of Russia in rebellion.
Putin fancy’s himself as the next Stalin or Lenin.
Russia was better off being ruled by Tzars.
At least being ruled by a monarchy, the average Russian peasant had the illusion of freedom.
With communisim, no such illusion existed. Equal misery, and equal suffering, with the politburo ruling with an iron fist is the fate of the average Russian if they keep backing Putin and his communist ilk.
MolotovRibbentrop Pact on 14 June 1940 was not legal in that it did not involve the agreement of the three nations
therefore, the review in question is not legal either
Will our Communist president stand with the Baltic states? Not likely.
Each of these former Soviet states have prospered since leaving the empire.Poland, The Baltics, ALL the Stan countries, East Germany.
Of course putin wants em back.
They would only help the GDP of Russia and help his military.
Russkies are bravest when their victims are helpless. The Ukrainians have shown that these lowly creatures can be fought and pushed back, even when they have all the advantages. And if the Russkies go through with their design on the Baltic nations, they will not just be fighting one or two little countries.
The only thing I’m worried about is Russian willingness to use nuclear weapons or other WMD to slaughter civilians. It can happen.
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