A top Baltic Church leader has voiced concern about possible Russian aggression against Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and appealed to Western Catholics to be better informed about the situation, reprted Catholic News Service

“We’re in the front line, and Russia has made its intentions clear. While we feel NATO’s support, we know the front could move forward if the international community fails to stand firm,” said Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius, president of the Lithuanian bishops’ conference. – “What isn’t fully realised in the West is that the information and propaganda war which preceded the military action against Ukraine is very much underway here, too. There’s a high degree of tension, and everybody here knows how dangerous the situation has become.”

The archbishop spoke to Catholic News Service (CNS) on December 11, nearly a week after the US House of Representatives approved an additional $1 billion for training and deploying US forces in the Baltic States and Eastern Europe.