RIGA (Sputnik) – Russia is currently not a threat to the countries in the Baltic region, but could possibly use conventional or hybrid warfare, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis said Thursday.
Vejonis added that Russia may in the future use a conventional or hybrid type of warfare against other countries and that NATO and European Union countries need to be prepared to react to all probable scenarios.
“We are ready and we will be ready,” he said.
The alliance has accused Russia of sending troops and equipment to Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk and Luhansk regions, claims Moscow has repeatedly denied.
Earlier in February, NATO announced that its Rapid Response Force would be increased from 13,000 to 30,000 military personnel, and six new command posts would be created in NATO states close to Russia.