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Europe’s frontline: the Latvians caught in Russia and Nato’s Baltic war games

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Russia and Nato are moving thousands of troops and playing war games in the Baltics, where onlookers fear tensions between ethnic Russian-speakers and nationalists could bring Moscow into direct conflict with the west.
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Phoebe Greenwood travels to the Latvia-Russia border to hear the concerns of people living on Europe’s frontline.

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90 Comments

  1. Russia invaded Ukraine. Is that not an act of war? It’s not an “ incursion”… nato or not, each country may self govern. Honestly I really don’t understand why we can’t all be. Partners in a peaceful world.

  2. There is a different between world war and criminal activities…
    This type of fight cannot bring about a world war at all.
    So, you guys can go ahead.

  3. The so called civilized world is where you find many stupid people…
    Africa is better as I can see it.
    Threats about world war and other statements about destruction of lives on the large scale is phenomena of the European world.
    This is a Barbarian activities….

  4. Do not back down from these terriorist Russian Africa luvs you always ….

  5. Expell the Russians in latvia…and you will see Russian troops there in spite of NATO…

  6. Do not listen to this !
    Russia have no point for attacking NATO countries and initiate 3rd WW.
    (I'm studying in Rezekne, live next to border.)

  7. I want to see Russian flag waves in Brussel 😀😀😀😀😀

  8. Russians are not equal to Russian politicians.

  9. I can understand the problem, but not the reason for conflict… Problem being wanting to bring back their native language, but not knowing how to go about it.

  10. I love our Latvian acent when we talk english, like that guy in start.
    Dievs svētī Latviju 🇱🇻

  11. 1st untruth: Russia did not technically invade ukraine there was an referendum where the people voted with 98% for joining the Russian federation
    another point is that NATO and the west is the aggressor in this conflict that has been building up since the fall of the Berlin wall and as a westener the more i look into it the more i grow to hate our governments and the EU who act like rats and blame Russia and Putin for protecting Russia from the globalist expansion we are witnessing here in the west.
    Not to mention there is not really a threat of conflict since Russia has no interest in it unlike the west that still loves to paint Russia as an agressor while acting innocent.

  12. Dose building look like from Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2014

  13. Do some baltic states want to join Russia again?

  14. Previously NATO INVADED (Bombarded and occupied) Serbian province Kosovo and Metohija in 1999 WITHOUT UN approval!!
    NATO build-ed the BIGGEST military base in the World after Vietnam war (Camp Bondstil)!!! But somehow in NATO country's keep forget to mention that, when they speak about Russia or anyone else "invading" something.
    P.S I CAN NOT believe the "LANGUAGE POLICE" in Latvia??!?!???! Something like that really exist?? So "Russian-speakers" (even name is offensive) speak LAtvian instead their Mother tongue (Russian language).
    Where is Human rights activists NOW!?!?!??
    So called Western "Values" is just a LIE! Because it is apply SELECTIVELY!!

  15. Russia then: we have finally defeated the tsar and will now rule over Russia with an iron fist
    Russia now: oh no small weak countries are scary

  16. I protect my country how I can. I heat russians and they mentalitate

  17. Russia and they language is our big proble.! Help us!

  18. Just because you refuse to learn/speak/write Latvian in order to gain citizenship, doesn't mean you're being ''oppressed''.

  19. Any time there is a war, the aggressor country ends up losing territory. Russia has no interest in invading the three Baltic States which are full of pine forests, muddy terrain similar to Saint Petersburg, and lakes and nothing else. The Russians know that as well as any other country. the policy] of Russian Romanov kingdom was to expand eastwards, while keeping it's eastern friends as friends. It's besides the point that as soon as the George Bush Jr became president, some political hawks in America told him that he has to expand NATO eastwards, as the pro – war lobby has to spend money on weaponry as there was no pandemic in the country to spend extra money on, plus, something concrete has to come out of cheating in the political elections of 2000 during the Florida electoral vote count. Al Gore, who had won maximum electoral votes if not for the Florida debacle, as president would have refused to expand eastwards, as a continuation of Bill Clinton's policies drawn up at the end of the cold war.

  20. Šī AS a indian living in Riga Latvia….. I am not learning Latvian….. I am learning russian…… Because 15-20 countries peooe speak Russian…… So their is no point in learning Latvian

  21. A democracy cnnot invade first for no reason. This may apply with Russian Federation. Some Americans like the feeling of power when some European ministers climb over each other to get freebies from America, including free food and lodgings and arms, like they are head over heels in love. Only BLM movement can save America, by asking white American lawmakers of any age, to divert American aid to Africa from Europe. George W. Bush ,junior said he will jump start NATO by declaring the common enemy is Russia, which had embraced democracy after the fall of the iron curtain. Political hawks in America said they brought Bush Junior to power by stealing the 2000 elections from Al Gore, and the Democrats, and so lots of American money has be be spent by Bush Jurior, on Europe. He agrees, saying he had won the 2000 elections by stealing the ballot boxes from certain areas of Florida, with a little help from few Republican party workers in Florida who all indirectly worked under brother Jeb Bush. BLM movement people begs to differ, and say an equal amount of American aid and arms should go to African countries, as some white American lawmakers of white national original origin are sending too much money to Europe. Lenin created the Baltic states in 1918. He declared that this was the least he could for his Baltic friends pf the three ethnicities who had contributed men and even fought many imperial Russian wars for centuries. The three Baltic countries were city centric with small populations. He declared that these three Baltic states will have plenty of sea coasts even if their sea coast area had more ethnic Russians. Any time there is a war, the aggressor country ends up losing territory. Although I have not been there, I think Russia has no interest in invading the three Baltic States which are full of pine forests, muddy terrain similar to Saint Petersburg, and lakes and nothing else. The Russians know that as well as any other country. the policy] of Russian Romanov kingdom was to expand eastwards, while keeping it's eastern friends as friends. It's besides the point that as soon as the George Bush Jr became president, some political hawks in America told him that he has to expand NATO eastwards, as the pro – war lobby has to spend money on weaponry as there was no pandemic in the country to spend extra money on, plus, something concrete has to come out of cheating in the political elections of 2000 during the Florida electoral vote count. Al Gore, who had won maximum electoral votes and the most popular vote if not for the Florida debacle, as president would have refused to expand eastwards, as a continuation of Bill Clinton's policies drawn up at the end of the cold war. George W. bush, Junior declared that he will re-start the cold war by making NATO and EU expand into east Europe to jump start America's stagnant economy.

  22. Some American people of European national origin will be forever grateful to President George W Bush Jr, who was able able to expand NATO after overthrowing the election results of Al Gore. President GW Bush Jr was able to re-start America's policy of giving 300 million dollars per country in Europe. The BLM movement in America may protest this, and ask for an equal amount of $ 300 million of American aid to be given in future to African countries. In America , lawmakers of European origin want to give 300 million dollars to every European new member which curses Russia. BLM movement people ant to change this. This may apply with Russian Federation. Some Americans like the feeling of power when some European ministers climb over each other to get freebies from America, including free food and lodgings and arms, like they are head over heels in love. Only BLM movement can save America, by asking white American lawmakers of any age, to divert American aid to Africa from Europe. George W. Bush ,junior said he will jump start NATO by declaring the common enemy is Russia, which had embraced democracy after the fall of the iron curtain. Political hawks in America said they brought Bush Junior to power by stealing the 2000 elections from Al Gore, and the Democrats, and so lots of American money has be be spent by Bush Junior, on Europe. He agrees, saying he had won the 2000 elections by stealing the ballot boxes from certain areas of Florida, with a little help from few Republican party workers in Florida who all indirectly worked under brother Jeb Bush. BLM movement people begs to differ, and say an equal amount of American aid and arms should go to African countries, as some white American lawmakers of white national original origin are sending too much money to Europe. Lenin created the Baltic states in 1918. He declared that this was the least he could for his Baltic friends pf the three ethnicities who had contributed men and even fought many imperial Russian wars for centuries. The three Baltic countries were city centric with small populations. Lenin declared that these three Baltic states will have plenty of sea coasts even if their sea coast area had more ethnic Russians. Any time there is a war, the aggressor country ends up losing territory. Although I have not been there, I think Russia has no interest in invading the three Baltic States which are full of pine forests, muddy terrain similar to Saint Petersburg, and lakes and nothing else. The Russians know that as well as any other country. the policy] of Russian Romanov kingdom was to expand eastwards, while keeping it's eastern friends as friends. It's besides the point that as soon as the George Bush Jr became president, some political hawks in America told him that he has to expand NATO eastwards, as the pro – war lobby has to spend money on weaponry as there was no pandemic in the country to spend extra money on, plus, something concrete has to come out of cheating in the political elections of 2000 during the Florida electoral vote count. Al Gore, who had won maximum electoral votes and the most popular vote if not for the Florida debacle, as president would have refused to expand eastwards, as a continuation of Bill Clinton's policies drawn up at the end of the cold war. George W. bush, Junior declared that he will re-start the cold war by expanding NATO unlike Bill Clinton and his stooge Al Gore, and EU expand into east Europe to jump start America's stagnant economy.

  23. Why doesn't Nato Let Russia have it's sphere of influence like they had agreed during the breakup of USSR so that there can peace in the region cause am pretty sure if it was the USA being surrounded there would be world war 3

  24. Why the US Army has to be everywhere? Go fcking home finally!

  25. Obviously I want to see Russians in Brussels , MARCHING in SHACKLES in front of global media, with their heads hung in shame of their leaders' imperial appetite.

  26. This is LATVIA, NOT THE USSR ANYMORE, SO LEARN LATVIA, AND SPEAK LATVIAN HERE!

  27. Lativa DOES have the right to protect themselves/asked for help from NATO if Russian speakers feels scared then leave lativa and moved to Russia stop saying "Oh it's NATO fault that Russia fells "threatening etc"

    Fyi I seen the dab lol 🤣😂😏

  28. Oh my you need to know a countries language to get citizenship, such discrimination

  29. I don't like Russian imperialism but when I heard the words language police I started rooting for Putin

  30. No matter if you were born in the country or not, if you want to stay there you have to learn its language. It works in many other European countries, only in Latvia we have a problem with the russian speaking minority.

  31. im an latvian and i didnt know that this actually happened

  32. does they russian cowboy complain he need to speak latvian to become latvian citizen ???

  33. Living in Latvia, one should learn Latvian. Simple equation a kid of 3 years understand. Glory to Latvia! Stop russian aggressivness!

  34. BUUULSHIT!
    Those are f…. scumbags. they probably know better english than latvian , living in Latvia! Saskaņa 😀 Ha Ha

  35. Is kind of greedy speech.
    Dont worry. If we are not feeling safe near russia, it will be its end also

  36. What t is conveniently forgotten is thst during Stslins time huge numbers of Baltic st as tes and Ukraine were deported to Siberia t is. Their property and homes were taken over by Russian consists.

  37. Estonia must sign OUT from Ottawa treaty. Otherwise they will have serious problems stopping Russians. At least mines will give 1-2 days extra time for NATO troops come from West.

  38. nobody wants to fight with Russia, only Russia wants to bully the others. I wish Russia will be another country in EU and share all the peace with others

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