The President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, discussed the deteriorating defense situation in the Baltic Sea region due to Russia’s actions, noting that it is necessary to strengthen both defense and cooperation with NATO, during a meeting with the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, in Helsinki, Yle reports.
It was reported that both Presidents emphasized the importance of cooperation when faced with Russia building its military presence in the region.
According to the Latvian President, Russia’s military activities near the borders of the Baltic States have become commonplace, and people in these countries are worried about it.
Vējonis explained that the Baltic States are seeking to strengthen their defense and deepen cooperation with NATO and other regional partners due to Russia’s actions.
The Director of the Department for Military Public Relations of the Ministry of Defense of Latvia, Caspar Galkin, stated that Russia’s sending missile ships to the Baltic Sea is “a means of psychological influence.”