Latvia's Prime Minister Compares Russia to an Unpredictable Addict

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.08 - 2024 2:37 PM CET

Photo: Alexandros Michailidis /
Photo: Alexandros Michailidis /
Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silina draws a striking comparison between Russia and an unpredictable addict.

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Latvia's Prime Minister Evika Silinia has sparked conversation with her comparison of Russia to an unpredictable alcoholic or drug addict.

This analogy was reported by LSM, to illustrate the unpredictable nature of Russia's actions in the region.

Silinia stated, "We live next to a neighbor who, one might say, is a kind of alcoholic or drug addict whose actions we cannot predict."

She detailed Latvia's clear commitment to bolster its borders with Russia and Belarus.

"We are strengthening ourselves so that our defense capabilities are unified throughout the Baltics. And these visual changes are actually visible now and will be visible even more this year," she explained.

In recent developments, the Latvian government has endorsed a military enhancement plan for the eastern borders with Russia and Belarus, allocating 303 million euros for the project.

In January, the defense ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania agreed to establish a joint Baltic defense zone along their eastern frontiers with Russia and Belarus.

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