The Kremlin responded to the statement of Lithuania about the risks of a Russian attack on the Baltic


RIA Novosti

Statements of the Lithuanian special services about the alleged possible attack by Russia on the Baltic States are a manifestation of the pervasive Russophobia imposed from the outside, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

Report threats to the national security of Lithuania prepared by the Department of state security and second Department of operational services under the Ministry of defense of the country. The document describes the main threats to the Republic, a large part of the dangers, according to the Lithuanian secret services, comes from Russia, in particular from the upcoming in September the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West — 2017”. According to the authors of the report, Russia has the ability to take military action against the Baltic States “in 24-48 hours”.

“If this information is true, — I emphasize this – that’s probably another pronounced manifestation of Russophobia, which is largely imposed within and outside the Baltic States. It’s such a pervasive Russophobia, hysterical Russophobia, it is unlikely to serve the interests of the peoples of these countries, and certainly not in the interests of Russian-speaking population that resides in these States”, — said Peskov told reporters on Monday.

He noted that Moscow has always advocated the maintenance of good relations with the Baltic countries.

“We always regret when we see such manifestations of Russophobic. Probably, it takes time and you probably have the political will to here is a propaganda anti-Russian glow still lower, lower it and allow the peoples of these countries to, nevertheless, objective information,” — said the press Secretary of Vladimir Putin.