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Appropriate response to follow: Putin starts threatening Latvia

Appropriate response to follow: Putin starts threatening Latvia Vladimir Putin (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has reportedly begun threatening Latvia this evening, December 4th. The alleged reason behind this is the supposed "pressure on the Russian-speaking population," according to the dictator's statement.

"I don't think that happiness will come to those who pursue such policies. Well, I don't know how many there are now, but in Latvia, I think, there were 40% of the Russian-speaking population, probably, and now there are not so many," Putin states.

By "such policies," Putin refers to the so-called Russophobia, which, in his opinion, exists in Latvia.

"If they pursue such a policy towards people who wanted to live in that country, worked there, created some good for that country, and they treat them so swinishly, then, eventually, they themselves will face this swinish behavior within their country," the dictator adds.

Putin is using the pressure on Russian speakers as a pretext for aggression

Previously, the dictator repeatedly talked about the alleged "oppression of Russian speakers in Ukraine" to justify his invasion. Putin also regularly reflects on such policies in Baltic countries, which some EU countries perceive as a threat and a possible preparation for an attack on NATO.

Recently, analysts from the German Society for Foreign Policy stated that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin may need up to six years to rebuild the army and attack NATO.

Today, NATO Lieutenant General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart has stated that Russia is rebuilding its potential and preparing for a possible confrontation with the North Atlantic Alliance.