Zeman: Putin knows it would be suicidal to attack Baltic States

22-04-2015

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, says Russia is unlikely to attack the Baltic States as the country’s president, Vladimir Putin, is not suicidal. Mr. Zeman said in an interview for AP that Mr. Putin was aware of the consequences of attacking any members of NATO. He said the response in such an instance would be not just political and economic but military. President Zeman has opposed Western sanctions on Russia imposed in response to its actions in Ukraine.