All our people, unfortunately, both Russian and non-Russian, who live in the Baltics, are permanently being injected with the idea of a Russian threat. The aim is to build up military presence there. In fact it is an occupation of the Eastern Europe by NATO, where they [the West] always implement their economic interests. A very important goal is to destabilize Russia. […]Local war, unfortunately, is inevitable [in Europe]. The victims of this war will be, first of all, the Baltic population and the population of the Eastern Europe.
The Foreign Minister of Finland Timo Soini told Sergei Lavrov he would be glad if Russia joined the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
According to Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, he did not propose Russia to join the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, but it was Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov himself who told that Russia would be interested in cooperating with the centre. Soini had not commented Lavrov's proposal. Participation in the centre is open only to the EU Member States and NATO Allies and it counters hybrid threats from Russia and other actors. www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/11/06/in-finland-mattis-backs-creation-of-a-hybrid-warfare-center-focused-on-russia/?utm_term=.4aef730c7d83&tid=sm_tw,