“We are dealing with dictators who make territorial claims. And who counts on the fact that Western democracies will leave them under pressure. At that time, it was believed that we were talking about Czechoslovakia. Likewise, many believed that we were talking about Crimea. Or later, about Ukraine. But this is not so. Our entire system of values is under attack here,” said Buschmann.
In his opinion, nothing can be achieved with a policy of reconciliation because “the dictator perceives this only as an invitation.” He also mentioned that Russia had already conducted large-scale destabilization operations in the Baltic States.