Prior to the Russian intervention in Ukraine, very few in Western Europe were ready to give credence to the concerns expressed for several years by the states bordering Russia or Belarus, and in particular the Baltic States. At that time, most Western European countries considered that these warnings from Tallin, Vilnius, Riga or Warsaw were excessive, and responded above all to a feeling stemming from the collective memory of public opinion. public in those countries that have known the Soviet Union or the Warsaw Pact. From February 24, 2022, the tone has, of course, radically changed.
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