ISW reported this information, reports URA-Inform.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin claimed that the Baltic countries declared thousands of people living there to be «subhuman», «deprived» their «most fundamental rights» and subject them to «persecution».
Although the head of the Kremlin did not say this, claiming that the Baltic countries are «persecuting» Russians or Russian speakers, Kremlin officials regularly accuse the Baltic governments of being «neo-Nazi» politics and in the oppression of Russians and Russian-speaking people.
According to ISW analysts, the Kremlin has historically used its concept of «countrymen there», which vaguely includes ethnic Russians and Russian-speaking representatives of other nationalities, to justify Russian aggression in neighboring states.
ISW continues to believe that Kremlin officials and mouthpieces are likely trying to create information conditions for possible future Russian aggression in the Baltic states — and other NATO members such as Finland — under the guise of protecting the «compatriots of the Russian Federation». The Kremlin can also use the excuse of protecting people from the alleged «Nazi» policies in the future.
We recall that it was previously reported that the Russian Federation has reduced its drone strikes: Svitan warned about the enemy’s plans for the near future.