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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Russia unveiled a bill on Tuesday that would redefine its maritime borders in the Baltic Sea, causing an outcry among Baltic and other northern European countries and fueling geopolitical tensions.



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... According to a draft Russian defence ministry resolution published on Tuesday, Moscow plans to extend its territorial waters by changing its maritime borders with Finland and Lithuania in the Baltic Sea from January 2025. The redefined coordinates would see Moscow declaring Finnish and Lithuanian areas of the sea as Russian.

"This is an obvious escalation of tensions against NATO and the European Union that requires an appropriate firm response," wrote Lithuania's foreign minister, Gabrielius Landsbergis, on X.

Another Russian hybrid operation is underway, this time attempting to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt about their intentions in the Baltic Sea. This is an obvious escalation against NATO and the EU, and must be met with an appropriately firm response.
" Gabrielius Landsbergis (@GLandsbergis) May 22, 2024

"Russia cannot unilaterally change its borders in this way," Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson told the TT news agency this week. Estonia and Finland echoed these sentiments.

Russia's motives for the move remain unclear. The text of the bill was posted on the official website of the Registry of Laws on May 21 and subsequently removed. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-26 04:07 PM | Reply

"NATO is making Vlad do this!" - EffetePutin

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2024-05-26 09:18 PM | Reply

AFatPoofter is a ------- little ----.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-27 02:34 AM | Reply

Russia is testing NATO's resolve to defend its terrirory; Neville Chamberlain accidentally taught ua all the futility of appeasement, Russia (Putin) is going to continue expanding until NAYO pushes back.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2024-05-27 08:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Enforce the existing border. Make it crystal clear that no one relevant accepts Russia's "redefinition." Should Russia push it and not withdraw their ships while trying to enforce this bullshht border, then target their ships and disable them. If they don't get that hint, blow them out of the water.

Russia's vocabulary is limited. Subtlety, nuance, is wasted. Anything less than a direct response is seen as weakness.

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2024-05-27 09:17 AM | Reply

Unfortunately Pitin leaves NATO choice except cluding Crimea.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2024-05-27 09:48 AM | Reply

NATO should just absorb Kalingrad in response.
Poland has been chomping at the bit to add it to
its own territory, or so I hear.

#7 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-05-28 06:52 AM | Reply

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