Baltic: Baltic defence line preparation for possible Russian attack: Lithuanian minister

The decision of the three Baltic States to build a “Baltic defence line” is preparation for a possible Russian attack, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis stated, BNS reports. He said that the move served as a political message, seeking to draw the attention of allies to the threat posed by Russia. “If Russia is not stopped in Ukraine, the Baltic States will be next,” Landsbergis warned. He urged countries in the region not to waste time in preparing for possible aggression. At the same time, Landsbergis pointed out that “nobody had a timeline for Russia’s madness.” Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas explained that the Baltic defence line on the borders with Russia and Belarus was aimed at disrupting and stopping a potential enemy attack, BNS reported. Latvia’s former defence chief, Raimonds Graube, said that building the Baltic defence line was the right step but would not be cheap and would take several years to complete, LETA reported.