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Questions about the three states (countries) on the eastern side of the Baltic Sea comprised of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

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Why is there increased fear of Russia's attack against Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia after the invasion of Ukraine started?

Many fear that Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia states will be attacked next if Russia succeeds in Ukraine. But why was there no such fear before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine? Is Russia supposed to ...
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Did Iceland suffer any backlash from Russia when it recognized the regained independence of the three Baltic Republics?

At the initiative of Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iceland was the first country to recognize the regained independence of the three Baltic Republics, Estonia, Latvia and ...
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Why did Russia allow the Baltic countries to become part of NATO? [duplicate]

The reason for Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine is supposedly their attempt to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO. At least, this was what Putin was asking for assurances about in the weeks/months ...
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Why wouldn't the EU recommend to Baltic states and Ukraine to give Russian language official status?

As known, the Russian language is widely spoken in the states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, which are EU members, and Ukraine, which has signed the association with the EU, is native to 29.6% of ...
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Why did the former SSR countries like Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia face no trouble from Russia joining NATO and EU?

Why did the former SSR countries like Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia face no trouble from Russia to join NATO and EU, while countries like Georgia and Ukraine were/are facing Russian military ...
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What is the risk of Russia invading the Baltic states?

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, the US Department of Defense was readily preparing for a USSR invasion of Iran, which turned out to be a complete blunder in intelligence. Are we experiencing the ...
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