Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas warned this Friday that the Russian threat remains present in the Kaliningrad enclave and that in the region “the military has been replaced and there are still nuclear weapons”.
“We observe how the region of Kaliningrad becomes an indestructible aircraft carrier for Russia in the region. It has its capabilities, its tactical nuclear weapons, here, next to Lithuania”, guaranteed the minister before referring that those soldiers who were transferred from territory for Ukraine have already been replaced by other mobilized troops, Europa Press said.
In that sense, he indicated that this detachment “sometimes threatens Lithuania”, with which the territory borders to the north, and stated that “the level of threat varies, but does not disappear”.
Although he recognized that the threat to Lithuania “is not significant at this moment when Russia is sending its forces to Ukraine”, he regretted that there is a need to “prepare for the worst”, alluding to the possibility of war cross Ukrainian borders.
“If you don’t prepare for the worst, the worst possible scenario will become reality. Now the politicians say that the Baltic countries were right. Now let’s listen to them”, he guaranteed.
The Lithuanian Defense Minister plans to send aid of more than two million euros to Ukraine, which will reach about 25,000 Ukrainian soldiers.