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The first target of the Russian dictator, if he decides on an open conflict with NATO, could be Lithuania.
As LIGA.net reports, citing on Politico, we are talking about the so-called Suwalki corridor, located on the border of Poland and Lithuania.
Military analysts note that the Suwalki corridor, which stretches for about 100 km along the Lithuanian-Polish border, between Belarus in the east and Kaliningrad in the west is likely to be one of Putin's first targets if he decides to start a confrontation with NATO.
This piece of terrain is a land corridor in Kaliningrad. Ex-president of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves also believes that in a conflict with the West, Russia can break into the corridor simultaneously from the east and west, tearing off the Baltic countries from their allies in the south.
“This is a huge vulnerability, because the invasion cut off Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the rest of NATO,” Ilves said.
Such a move would also lead to an immediate standoff between Moscow and the nuclear-armed NATO members, and would bring the world to the brink of a confrontation that would “will end with the end of humanity.”
At the same time, the publication notes that there is no reason to assume that an attack is imminent, although Putin seems to enjoy making Western countries wonder what his next move will be.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich