Former adviser to Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin, Alexander Nekrassov said on Tuesday that Russia should declare war on the Baltic States and Poland via a tweet.
— Alexander Nekrassov (@StirringTrouble) March 24, 2015
The former TASS correspondent and presidential adviser has actively conveyed the Kremlin’s views in the western media for the past year.
Last year, Nekrassov told Australian media in an interview that he “was always against people who are calling for a nuclear free world. These nuclear weapons, they protect us from any serious conflict in Europe,” and that “there might be a regional war, yes.”
After the murder of Boris Nemtsov, Nekrassov’s voice echoed the typical Kremlin talking points posthumously discrediting the Russian pro-democracy leader in the western media. In an Al Jazeera piece he wrote that Nemtsov’s “achievements were not so numerous and his so-called attempts to “root out corruption” rarely brought any results, if any at all.”
Nekrassov’s statements about a declaration of war come at a time of increasing tension in the Baltic Sea region. They follow nuclear threats issued by Kremlin diplomats against Nordic countries who plan on participating in NATO’s planned missile shield.