For reasons mysterious to me very few blog readers saw this post. It’s important so I am re-posting.
From the Times of London, about a meeting between Russian and NATO generals, just last month!
“Most notably, the paper reported that Russian representatives threatened a “spectrum of responses from nuclear to non-military” to NATO troop movements in the Baltics.
Western security officials say that the possible actions Moscow could be planning include cyberattacks or civil disturbances involving ethnic Russians in all three countries. Similar demonstrations were reported ahead of the Russian annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year.
The Times reported that Russia warned that “the same conditions that existed in Ukraine and caused Russia to take action there” exist in the Baltic republics.
However, the Times reported that the note suggested that Russia would not “[inject] troops and heavy weapons” into the region,” but would favor “other tools.”
The note adds that Russia would “hope slowly to entice those Russian populations towards Russia without giving Nato (sic) a…
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