Monday, July 6, 2015

Is Russia trying to provoke a war in Baltic region?

It may not be a "hot" news item, but it seems that the Russians are provoking fights with the Swedish Air Force. Why? Apparently they want to intimidate Swedes and other Baltic nations. They picked Sweden because it is one of the largest Baltic nations, and most capable militarily, and if they get scared into submission others might as well. Some of those nations consider joining NATO alliance and Russia doesn't want that.

It is hard to tell what is going on in Putin's head, but apparently another hybrid war, like the one in Ukraine, is a possibility.

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