Lithuania should use Russian provocations to advance its national security, analyst says

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The incidents in the Baltic Sea this week where Russian jets buzzed an American warship were widely reported in the Western media and Lithuania should use the occasion to push for more military support from its NATO allies, according to a Lithuanian analyst.
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