Russian war with NATO is almost unthinkable - Karins

  • 2022-01-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - A Russian war with NATO countries is almost unthinkable, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said in an interview with TV3 this morning.

Assessing the US-Russia talks, the Prime Minister emphasized that the first positive result was that the talks had taken place. In these talks, the US position is that NATO countries remain together, but at the same time aggressive Russian rhetoric is clearly visible, Karins explained.

"The good news is that the western world is sticking together, which is very good news for us," he said.

He said that Russia will not be able to dictate to NATO which countries can or cannot be a part of the alliance, as well as where NATO can deploy its troops.

Asked what could be the worst outcome of the current geopolitical instability, Karins admitted that the worst case scenario was war. "If there is a war, then NATO is ready," Karins said, stressing that Russia's war with NATO is almost unthinkable, as it would be large-scale world war.