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Latvian Prime Minister Warns the West

Feb. 25, 2015 (EIRNS)—Laimdota Straujuma, the Prime Minister of the Baltic country Latvia, warned the West against military intervention in the Ukraine conflict on Feb. 24. “No one is ready to begin a third world war,” she told the Latvian television. “Germany is especially cautious looking back at history, that is why nothing is more important than to agree and come to general consensus.” She also spoke out strongly against supplying weapons to the Kiev regime. “Weapons don’t ensure peace, weapons shoot and kill people. That is why I believe the most important thing is to continue negotiations and abide by the ceasefire terms,” she said.

The other two Baltic states seem to be far less cautious. In Lithuania, the government announced plans to restart military conscription ” taking into account the geopolitical situation and threats to the state’s security,” and Estonia staged a military parade that included the participation of NATO troops currently in the country. Of course, all three of the Baltic states are members of NATO, and have been the scene of frequent maneuvers.