Venäjän ydinaseita siirretty Itämeren rannalle, Liettuan viereiseen Kaliningradin tukikohtaan!

Venäjä vastustaa NATO:n laajentumista "liian lähelle" omia alueitaan.

Viron, Latvian ja Liettuan NATO:on meno kärjistää koko Euroopan tilannetta. Eräs Baltian puolustusministeri sanoi, etteivät aseet voi blokata heitä pyytämästä edelleen NATO-jäsenyyttä.


Russian nukes in Kaliningrad puts Baltics' NATO bid back on front burner

Weekend News Today
Lead: Kelly
Source:
AFP

Mon Jan 8,2001 -- The reported deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Kaliningrad puts the issue of NATO enlargement into the three Baltic states back on the front burner, analysts said Monday, bolstering their case for membership at the cost of regional security. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania's struggle for independence in the late 1980s helped trigger the collapse of the Soviet Union, and their current search for security by joining NATO threatens to return the European continent back to confrontation.

Russia has vociferously opposed the membership of the Baltic states in NATO, which would result in its Kaliningrad wedged sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania becoming surrounded by NATO members. But Baltic defense ministers said Sunday reports that Russia has moved tactical nuclear missiles into Kaliningrad would not block their bids to join NATO.

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