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After Ukraine, Putin will go ‘protect compatriots’ in Estonia and Latvia – Russian military expert says

The presence of Russian communities in Estonia and Latvia may be a prerequisite for these countries to have the same problems as Crimea and the Donbas do.

Putin will protect compatriots in Estonia and Latvia

This is the opinion of the Russian military expert Pavel Felgenhauer.

According to him, based on the presence of Russian communities in these states, Russia may try to launch aggression against them under the same pretext of "protecting compatriots."

"The Baltic States are a problem. There is a large Russian-speaking community here, which has not quite good relationship with the local majority of the indigenous population," he states.

The expert stresses that the representatives of these communities actively support Russia in its aggression against Ukraine.

"This is a situation in Estonia and Latvia. In Lithuania, people may also support the Russian Federation, but there is a small Russian diaspora here," he said.

Felgenhauer also recalls the presence of "Russian" cities in the Baltic States.

"For example, in Narva, the majority of the population is ethnic Russians, that is why the city is absolutely Russian. There may be the same problem as Crimea or the Donbas has, and Russia will decide to "protect" its countrymen," warns Pavel Felgenhauer.

"But now, of course, we can't talk about it, as Russia has mired in Ukraine and it would be difficult for it to "protect" Russian-speaking population in the Baltic countries too," sums up the military expert.

Earlier, we reported that, according to experts, the Russian war against Ukraine entered a new phase.