If Russia wins the war against us, its next target will be Lithuania. This was claimed by Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. Danilov said Lithuania is Putin's next target. Let us tell you that Lithuania shares a border with Russia on behalf of Kaliningrad. Apart from this, the country also shares its border with Belarus, where Russia has deployed 30 thousand soldiers.
As soon as the Russia-Ukraine war broke out, Lithuania imposed a state of emergency in view of the situation. Lithuania President Gitanas Nauseda condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine. Lithuania is spread over 65,000 square kilometers along the Baltic Sea. 28 lakh people live here. The number of soldiers in the Armed Active Force is 20 thousand, while it is 80th in the world in terms of GDP. It was once part of the Soviet Union too. In the 1990s, movements to break away from the Sangh had started here. Lithuania became a member of NATO in March 2004.
NATO fighter jets are stationed here and are flying over the Baltic region. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that Russia is trying to create a new "pseudo-republic" in Ukraine to break his country. Zelensky said this in his address to the nation on Saturday night. He appealed to the regions of Ukraine, including Kherson, not to allow a repeat of what happened in Donetsk and Luhansk. Russian forces have captured Kherson.
In 2014, pro-Russian separatists began fighting with Ukrainian forces in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. The Ukrainian president said, “The people occupying the Kherson region are trying to give us the same sad experience by forming a pseudo-republic. They are blackmailing the local leaders, creating pressure….” He said, “Ukraine will pass this test. We need time and strength to break the war machine that has entered our land.