Brzezinski: Putin’s next targets may be Baltic States, Moldova and Poland
Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to stop his aggressive attacks on Ukraine, and the Baltic States, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Poland may become his next targets, prominent political analyst and former adviser to several U.S. presidents Zbigniew Brzezinski said in an interview with Polish daily newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna on Wednesday.
"I do not want to be a prophet of doom, but there is a risk that the Russian aggression in Ukraine will not end. A analysis of the sequence of actions in Putin’s policy indicates this," he said.
According to Brzezinski, further developments depend on how the conflict develops in Ukraine.
"If the war in Ukraine becomes a light military success for Russia, or a victory, it is necessary to take into account the possibility of something like it in the Baltic States," he said.
"The next hot spots may appear in Moldova, Georgia and Azerbaijan. This could be the logic of events. And later, Poland could be the target of Russian aggression," Brzezinski said.
"Russia is now carrying out an expansive policy, and each [of these] scenarios is, unfortunately, realistic."