IThe Latvian leader was right. Vladimir Putin, who has repeatedly warned the West of the dangers he represents, now sees his speech being taken in unison in Europe. “Finally, they understand who we are dealing with,” said Defense Minister Artis Paprix. “Putin’s aggression has, in a realistic way, opened our eyes to the geopolitical context in which we find ourselves,” he said. Point. Latvia is good to talk about it. This is the Baltic country, Eight times smaller than France, lived under Soviet occupation for nearly half a century. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, it gained independence along with two other Baltic states, Estonia and Lithuania.
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