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Russian Federation criticized the UN meeting that organized Lithuania regarding the crisis in Crimea that took place yesterday.
According to the statement of the Russian delegation to UN, Crimea is now a Russian territory, and therefore should not be a matter to the Security Council of the UN. “This is the way of the UN divert attention from the serious situation in Ukraine”, said the chef of the Russian delegation, and summarized his words by blaming: “This is a propaganda show”.
Meanwhile, according to Swedish paper “Svenska Dagbladet”, that interviewed Putin’s former top economic adviser, Andrey Illarionov, the Russian President Vladimir Putin has his eyes on eventually reclaiming Finland and the Baltic states; Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Illarionov mentioned that Putin does not planning to attack Finland and to take control on the Baltic States in the near future, but long-term those are his plans.
While the Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) are part of NATO since 2004, and any Russian aggression towards those countries would entail all out war with NATO’s 24 countries members, Finland is another story. While NATO has close ties with Finland, the country is not a member of NATO. And while any Russian attempt to undermine Finland, or even occupation of its land, would probably be met with even more western sanctions, it’s not clear whether the west would react militarily.