Baltic states, US cannon fodder against Russia: Analyst
…by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor … with Press TV, Tehran
The Baltic countries are used by the US government as cannon fodder to push ahead with its belligerent policies against Russia over Ukraine, an analyst tells Press TV.
You can watch the 3-minute interview here on Press TV.
“They [Baltic countries] want to be cannon fodder in some type of future dispute or fight between Russia and the US,” Jim W. Dean told Press TV in an interview.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Monday launched war games near Russia’s border as tensions rise between the West and Moscow over Ukraine.
The US has reportedly deployed two nuclear-capable B2 stealth bombers to a British air base to join the drills later.
The analyst stated that the Baltic countries should not have accepted to join the maneuvers “because with the NATO bases there if anything really started they would have to be taken out and destroyed right away.”
“You would think that the Baltic countries would be smart enough to figure this out, but obviously they haven’t [done so],” said Dean.
He added that the NATO war games are an “act of provocation” reminiscent of Cold War era.
Russia sees the Western military alliance’s moves as a sign of aggression amid the crisis in Ukraine.
Tensions between Russia and the West heightened after Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea integrated into the Russian Federation following a referendum in March.
The move sparked angry reactions from the United States and the European Union, prompting both to impose punitive measures against a number of Russian officials and authorities in Crimea.
Jim W. Dean was an active editor on VT from 2010-2022. He was involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews.
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