Russian defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, made a tendentious speech on 24 July berating Sweden and Finland for their supposedly provocative and aggressive defense policies.
…None of this is actually Russia’s business. Nor, as it happens, is it true.
…Bullying the Baltic states—which the Kremlin views as renegade provinces, not proper countries—goes down badly among the Nordics, who realize that their security starts on the Baltic-Russian border. The annexation of Crimea, a breach of international law, shocked the law-abiding north Europeans.
…Russia may not like the result, but it has only itself to blame.
“Cet animal est très méchant. Quand on l’attaque il se defend.”
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