Posts tagged as Suwalki Gap

Baltic buffer zone

By Antanas Tubelis on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Washington is strengthening its interference in European affairs. The intensity and scale of NATO exercises in the Baltic States increase every year. Even the COVID-19 pandemic cannot prevent this. NATO is an organization created to promote and protect U.S. geopolitical interests in Europe. The United States are most interested in the existence of NATO and play determinative role in the bloc. The United States has created a myth about “Russian…

The weak spot of NATO

By Antanas Tubelis on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NATO is an organization created to promote and protect U.S. geopolitical interests in Europe. The United States totally control and fund NATO. The United States are most interested in the existence of NATO and play determinative role in the bloc. The United States has created a myth about “Russian threat” to justify the necessity of NATO’s existence. Despite all NATO preparations to repel Russia’s “aggression”, in a possible military conflict…

The Suwalki Gap Could Be NATO’s Biggest Weakness

Monday, January 11, 2021

A few reinforced battalions, no matter how capable, cannot hope to stop an invasion that could involve dozens of battalion tactical groups. Russia’s Western Military District, for example, has over 300,000 personnel, and the RAND wargame assumed Russia would deploy 450 tanks. Since 2014, NATO strategists have focused much of their attention on a forty-mile-wide stretch of border between Poland and Lithuania called the Suwalki Gap (pronounced ‘Soo-vow-kee’). The gap’s…

Poland and Lithuania to plan joint Suwalki Gap defence

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The first Lithuanian-Polish  Defence   Council, to be held in Vilnius on Wednesday, will focus on the  defence   of the Suwalki Gap. The Suwalki Gap connecting Lithuania with Poland is just 80 kilometres wide, and is flanked by Russian exclave of Kaliningrad and Belarus. NATO has stressed that if the corridor was seized during an armed conflict, the Baltic states would be cut-off from the rest of the Alliance.…