What Will Happen After the War in Ukraine Ends? Concerning Words from Latvian Minister

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.01 - 2024 12:49 PM CET

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What Will Happen After the War in Ukraine Ends?

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The Latvian Foreign Minister warns that even in the case of a defeat in the war with Ukraine, Russia will continue to pose a threat to Europe.

According to Latvian Foreign Minister Kriszjanis Karinsz, the Russian Federation will still pose a threat to all of Europe, even if Ukraine recovers all territories occupied by Russia.

Karinsz stated that the threat from Russia will begin to grow immediately after the end of the war with Ukraine when Moscow starts to rebuild its army. The Russian government is incapable of improving the welfare of its society, focusing instead on finding an external enemy and cultivating the opinion that the fall of the USSR was the greatest evil.

This makes it necessary for the authorities in Moscow to recover lost territories and more. It's sad that this is not just a war of the Kremlin but a war supported by Russians. Russia proceeds in imperialist expansion and continues to pose a threat to Europe, said the head of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a comment for the Leta agency.

In his opinion, voices talking about a possible victory of Russia are meant to motivate the West to oppose such a scenario. Ukraine's defeat would show the Kremlin that its tactics are effective.

"This is an attack not only on Ukraine and Europe. It is an attack on the order established after World War II, in which the rule of law plays a key role, not force," said the Latvian politician.

The Baltic countries actively support Ukraine in the war with Russia. Politicians from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have repeatedly emphasized that the risk of Russian aggression against their countries is very high, so it is necessary to strengthen national defense capabilities.

Latvia's main intelligence service, the Bureau for the Protection of the Constitution (SAB), informed that social apathy, depolitization, and mutual distrust are growing in Russian society. At the same time, after the rebellion of the leader of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, social support for the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation significantly increased.

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