Countries bordering Russia have tightened security and are closely monitoring events. “The situation is serious,” said the Swedish Foreign Minister.

Several European countries, in addition to NATO, have reported this Saturday to be attentive to what is happening inside Russia, where an uprising by Wagner’s paramilitaries threatens to put the government of Vladimir Putin in trouble. A spokesman for the military alliance told the EFE agency that they are “monitoring the situation” triggered by the rebellion of the mercenaries.

For his part, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, said that the situation in Russia “is clearly an internal matter” of that country and that support for Ukraine and President Volodimir Zelenski will remain unchanged beyond what happens in Moscow. Meanwhile, countries that border Russia and Belarus have announced that they will strengthen border security.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has announced that her country, Lithuania and Latvia, are reinforcing their eastern borders and have called not to travel to Russia. “We are exchanging information with our partners, and I can assure you that there is no direct threat against our country,” reported the head of the government of that former Soviet republic.

“Serious situation”

Latvian President-designate Edgars Rinkevics has said that the situation at the border is being “closely monitored,” a statement similar to that issued by Polish President Andrzej Duda, who wrote on Twitter that it is being monitored.” intensively” The eastern border. He has already consulted with his allies, in addition to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.

Finland and Sweden, for their part, have expressed concern about the situation in Russia, which for Helsinki is further proof of the internal divisions suffered by that country. “We are closely monitoring the development of the situation,” Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo said on Twitter. “The situation is serious,” has written, for his part of it, the Swedish Foreign Minister, Tobias Billström, also on that social network.

Romania, which shares a border with Ukraine and Moldova, has reported that it is closely monitoring “developments in Russia.” President Klaus Iohannis also says he is being “permanently informed of the facts” and in “constant contact with our allies.” Germany, meanwhile, has asked its citizens to avoid central Moscow and Rostov.

Deutsche Welle