Russia has declared different war on Baltic states, says former State Security Department chief

The abduction of Estonian Security Police (KaPo) officer Eston Kohver last Friday was a message by Russia to the Baltic states and Poland timed to coincide with the NATO Summit, says Mečys Laurinkus, former chief of Lithuania's State Security Department (VSD).
Mečys Laurinkus
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