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Minister of Defense of Latvia, deuce for you in geography!

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The Latvian Minister of Defense accused Russia of concealing information about the upcoming Vostok-2018 exercises. Such an anti-Russian statement has a number of reasons.

The Ministry of Defense of Latvia has requested additional information about the exercises, which will be held from 11 to 15 in September at the sites of the Central and Eastern Military Districts. According to the Minister of Defense of Latvia Raimonds Bergmanis, Russia can hide information about maneuvers.

However, this particular anti-Russian lunge from Latvia has a hidden meaning. Such a bike about the allegedly mysterious and therefore dangerous for the whole world Russian exercises is told to heighten fear in Western countries. Like, look, Russia holds hidden teachings, which means it is preparing to take over the whole world.

It is sad that officials of this level can clearly ignore the obvious facts. First, Russia has the full right not to inform its Western colleagues about the Vostok-2018 exercises, since they will take place on the territory of Siberia and the Far East, that is, outside the scope of the OSCE.

In addition, the right not to provide information was confirmed by NATO Representative Dylan White at the last meeting of Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance. Apparently, the head of the Latvian Defense Ministry had a deuce in geography at school or he slept in a meeting.

Secondly, at the same meeting, Russia held a briefing in which she spoke about the upcoming exercises. And third, the military attache of the alliance was invited to the autumn maneuvers, which is confirmed by NATO representatives. Therefore, the accusatory speech of the Latvian Minister is groundless.

Another reason for anti-Russian rhetoric is that parliamentary elections will soon take place. On this occasion, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said that the country should embark on a clear Euro-Atlantic course, and the first to contribute to this are the Ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs. Therefore, the head of state wants to “be one hundred percent sure that the candidates fully support this course,” and will coordinate the appointment of the ministers personally.

How long ago it was settled, such a course is aimed at confrontation with Russia. And in order to prove adherence to this course and stay on the ministerial chair, Mr. Bergmanis will do and say anything. For example, he will accuse Russia of concealing some facts or will constantly stand for an increase in the NATO contingent on its territory.

So, the Minister of Defense tries to kill two birds with one stone, an anti-Russian statement. But popular wisdom says: you will chase after two hares - you will not catch a single one.
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  1. morpogr
    morpogr 5 September 2018 05: 50
    +7
    He wanted to make a loud statement, but it turned out to spoil the air loudly. fool
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 5 September 2018 08: 51
      +2
      Quote: morpogr
      He wanted to make a loud statement

      And in general, what is this post of "Latvian Defense Minister"? Like a junior warrant officer with NATO
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 5 September 2018 09: 35
        +4
        Minister of Defense of Latvia, deuce for you in geography!

        I read the article and remembered the comedy "Don't Even Think-2: Shadow of Independence". There was a killer phrase:
        The Republic of Kengaraks, the former Latvian colony.
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 5 September 2018 10: 03
          +3
          pasha hiwhat to expect from a former athlete who was "dragged" into politics and now he has nowhere to go, wherever he goes, no one needs anywhere. You have to dance, because others order music ..
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 5 September 2018 10: 13
            +4
            Hello tramp! hi
            Quote: Pete Mitchell
            what to expect from a former athlete who has been dragged into politics

            Somewhere I have already seen this ... Ah! Precisely - the mayor of Kiev! And also "shines with intelligence" under dictation.
        2. Dr. Sorge
          Dr. Sorge 6 September 2018 13: 03
          +2
          And Belarus began the exercises :)
    2. NF68
      NF68 5 September 2018 16: 09
      -1
      Quote: morpogr
      He wanted to make a loud statement, but it turned out to spoil the air loudly. fool


      They have no other way.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 September 2018 06: 32
    +8
    A very "free and democratic" Latvia, a NATO member and one of the main loudspeakers of the Russian threat, was agitated by exercises in the Russian Far East and Siberia. Obviously, the subconsciousness of the Latvian minister suggests that Siberia and the Far East are the places where not only his ancestors (who managed to survive) visited not of their own free will, but the current preachers of Baltic fascism may have to visit.
  3. K-50
    K-50 5 September 2018 07: 11
    +2
    Baltic dibelism is growing and flourishing. yes lol
  4. faiver
    faiver 5 September 2018 07: 20
    +5
    we open the collection of quotes, we find the most famous phrase of Lavrov and read aloud laughing
    1. Examenatornick
      Examenatornick 5 September 2018 19: 17
      0
      “We express deep concern” is the most popular phrase.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 September 2018 07: 24
    +2

    The Ministry of Defense of Latvia has requested additional information on the exercises,

    ... when my friend goes over too much, he asks those around him: "And who are you ?!" ... so this adept, judging by the photo was a pear on the boxing section, grinds not knowing what ... laughing
  6. thinker
    thinker 5 September 2018 07: 33
    +1
    Latvian defense minister accuses Russia ...

    But how to miss such an occasion, once again blame Russia for at least something.
    Japanese Defense Minister blames Russia and China in increasing military activity ... As confirmation of his words, the minister referred to the largest Russian military exercises Vostok-2018 since the Cold War.

    https://www.interfax.ru/amp/627630
  7. Masya masya
    Masya masya 5 September 2018 07: 42
    +5
    The main wave to raise against the backdrop of the parliamentary elections, and the fact that the indictment of the Latvian Minister is groundless is the nuances ... who will delve into them ...
    1. DVTamga
      DVTamga 7 September 2018 15: 07
      +1
      It (speech) is not only baseless, it is simply meaningless. But as always).
    2. pvv113
      pvv113 9 September 2018 01: 50
      +3
      Quote: Masya Masya
      The main wave to raise

      Marisha, you reminded a joke in a wave laughing

  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 5 September 2018 09: 03
    0
    Victor Kurbatov, and what is the need to react with the article to the cries of the next idiot? After all, everyone has long known - the dog barks, and the caravan moves on.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 5 September 2018 10: 06
      +3
      I’m sorry, I don’t agree with you hi The war has been smoothly and long relocated to the information space, so we must respond. I would like to hear answers, sharp and hard, and sometimes touch it is not a sin ..
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 5 September 2018 10: 18
        +1
        Yes, I do not mind trolling, if I were a good person, but you don’t react to barking dogs from the gateway. You don’t think, I’m not a racist, I remember with pleasure my trips to Soviet Latvia, Lithuania, the Kaliningrad region. I am delighted with Riga, Jurmala, Vilnius, Klaipeda, etc., but I hate fascist nationalists with all my heart and never put up with them, and for them there is only one way - to the gallows. By the way, and judging by the flag, your banderlog too.
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 5 September 2018 12: 34
          +3
          Sorry, I didn’t understand everything. The caravan is on and it’s right, but along the way you have to find the time to distribute the cuffs in the information space too. It’s better to immediately discourage the dog from shuffling, because there are tools, why not use it.
          Raising the head of the former Nazis, I personally consider the omission of the Soviet, and subsequently Russian propaganda, it was impossible to look at these movements with tolerance. The Germans did not look: as soon as German tourists in Latvia did not like the helmets of the field guard at the guard of honor, they changed the company. Relationships that have not been forgotten, will never be forgotten, you must not be forgotten: as we grow up children, so it will be.
          I didn’t catch the flag at all, sorry. What flag do you see?
  9. Altona
    Altona 5 September 2018 09: 11
    +3
    The farm decided to play the empire and was preoccupied with what would happen so for 5000 kilometers from it.
  10. sleeve
    sleeve 5 September 2018 10: 04
    +1
    If the main striking force of the Ministry of Defense of Latvia is official statements, then how can you prohibit "conducting exercises". There is a problem with the guidance and reconnaissance system ... Well, the damage is so-so.
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 5 September 2018 10: 14
    +1
    Cool -
    It is sad that officials at this level can clearly ignore the obvious facts.

    and what level? The pug is sub-fence, yapping for scraps from the master's table.
    Not interested, she will die when the owner does not need to.
  12. Dietmar
    Dietmar 5 September 2018 10: 19
    +2
    Let's look at the classics!

  13. iouris
    iouris 5 September 2018 11: 54
    +1
    Latvia is a member of the EU and NATO. There is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation - let it respond to all appeals in accordance with the regulations and formulate a policy with regard to NATO and the EU. We must be able to distinguish the main hare, otherwise you will chase after ten hares ...
  14. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor 5 September 2018 12: 31
    +2
    It is very reckless on the part of Latvia to appoint an athlete, rather than a science fiction writer, as Minister of Defense. The defense of such an independent country is complicated and may not be possible for a simple weightlifter. Even trained TV presenter. For the volume of lies and empty chatter of such a minister is enormous, and the degree of departure from reality is so steep that it can damage the brains of the unfortunate athlete and accidentally wedge the televotor's speech apparatus. Attract more professionals! For example, drunks of storytellers, former hunters and fishermen are suitable. But a science fiction writer would be ideal. But where to get it?
  15. Rav Rav
    Rav Rav 5 September 2018 17: 38
    +1
    Well you, fu you, yo mai! Sprats overeaten ?!
  16. tTshka
    tTshka 6 September 2018 04: 10
    +1
    After all, it’s written on the face that the intellectual ...
  17. gla172
    gla172 10 September 2018 08: 30
    +1
    .... bolobol .....

    Long on European soil,
    Where lies are so overgrown,
    A long time Pharisee science
    The double truth has been created;
    For them - the law and equal rights,
    For us - violence and deceit,
    And secured the old age
    They are like the legacy of the Slavs.
    F.I. Tyutchev
    The truth would not come out of the well,
    if dampness hadn’t ruined her mirrors.
    Kozma Prutkov
  18. wildcat3981
    wildcat3981 10 September 2018 10: 56
    0
    You’ll chase after two hares - from the bear you’ll get in the face ...