Wagner Boss is raising the concern of Lithuania who call for urgent request for NATO to intervene


Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausida considered, on Sunday, that NATO would have to strengthen its eastern wing if Belarus hosted the commander of the Russian armed Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Lithuania, located on the Baltic Sea, borders both Russia and Belarus, and next month will host a NATO summit.

The Lithuanian president made this statement after chairing a meeting of the National Security Council devoted to discussing the one-day rebellion that Wagner carried out from Friday evening until Saturday evening, during which its fighters marched towards Moscow.

After Prigozhin ordered his forces to retreat on Saturday, Moscow announced that Wagner’s commander would leave Russia for Belarus and that he wouldn’t face any trial.

“If Prigozhin or part of the Wagner Group ends up in Belarus without specific plans or intentions, that means we will have to strengthen the security of our eastern border,” Gitanas Nauseda told reporters.

He added, “I am not only talking about Lithuania today but certainly about NATO as a whole”.

Nauseda said Lithuania would allocate more resources to its intelligence services to assess the political and security aspects of Belarus.

He also confirmed that his country is still planning to host the NATO summit scheduled for next month, and that the security measures surrounding the event don’t need to be changed after the recent events in Russia.

Nauseda considered that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, would face greater difficulties after Wagner’s rebellion.

Wagner’s rebellion is the most serious security crisis in Russia and the biggest challenge Vladimir Putin has faced since he came to power at the end of 1999.

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