Putin: Russian Troops could be in Vilnius, Warsaw, and Bucharest in Two Days

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sept. 6, 2014

From Delfi:  In a meeting with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin allegedly threatened that, if he wanted, the Russian army could occupy Poland and the Baltic states in two days.

“If I wanted, Russian troops could be not only in Kiev, but also Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest in two days,” Russian President Putin allegedly told Poroshenko, according to the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

From BBC:  Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it has a leaked document showing that Mr Putin made the threat to Mr Poroshenko, and the Ukrainian leader then passed on the comments to EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the weekend in Kiev.

The document is an internal report by the EU’s External Action Service, the paper says.

Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sept. 6, 2014 (photo: Office of the President of Russia)