(EUobserver | Baev, Podvig) BRUSSELS – “If I wanted, in two days I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw, and Bucharest”, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said, according to a report in Germany’s Suddeutsche Zeitung on 18 September.
He reportedly said it to Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, who then told EU officials.
Other media asked Brussels, Kiev, and Moscow if Putin really made the threat, but they declined to confirm or deny.
EUobserver asked three Russian analysts if Putin could really do it.
The short answer is…
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