Zelensky Warns of Russian Provocations in Baltic Region

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.31 - 2024 2:44 PM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Ukrainian President Zelenskyy is concerned about Russia's intentions in the Baltic region.

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that Russia is signaling its readiness to carry out aggressive provocations in the Baltic region.

He made this statement during a joint press conference with participants of the third Ukraine-Northern Europe summit.

Zelenskyy pointed out that despite internal challenges, Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to project power and expand his military reach.

"Putin has the ability to spread war. The situation is nowhere near as good as he tries to make it out to be, but he can still spread terror against our cities and towns in an attempt to expand the war zone," Zelenskyy said, referencing increased Russian military activity near Ukraine's borders.

The Ukrainian president noted specific threats to the Baltic region, suggesting that Russia might be gearing up for provocative actions against Baltic borders.

Emphasizing the critical need for robust air defense, Zelenskyy argued that neutralizing Russia's air superiority is essential for Ukraine's defense strategy.

"Russia does not have any major fundamental advantage, apart from anti-aircraft missiles, missiles, and combat aircraft," he said.

"We must do everything we can to destroy Russian military aircraft, just as we are already destroying Russian warships in the Black Sea."

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in Stockholm to participate in the third Ukraine-Northern Europe summit.

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