The country’s Ministry of Defense noted that before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Putin also assured everyone that he had no such intentions.
Estonia will continue to build a defense line on its border with Russia despite assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that he has no intention of attacking Poland or the Baltic states.
This was stated by Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur, writes Tagesschau. Pevkur warned that Putin’s statements cannot be trusted, recalling that he categorically denied such an intention a few days before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
“We will not change our plans just because Putin gave an interview to a journalist. Do you believe Vladimir Putin after what he said and how he behaved over the years?” he asked.
The minister noted that Estonia is increasing its preparedness “and this is what everyone should do.”
Putin’s plans for NATO countries
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he is not considering the option of attacking Poland, Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia, since they “don’t interest him.”
Before this, the world media began to exaggerate the topic of a possible war between the Russian Federation and NATO. The publication Bild even published a possible scenario for a Russian attack on NATO. According to him, Moscow will begin preparing for an attack this year. The fighting itself will begin next year.