Eastern Europe has a long history of oppression under the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union and now faces threats from the Russian Federation.

Long warning Western Europe and North America of the renewed Russian imperial threat, the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are some of the top contributors to Ukrainian military and economic aid per capita.

Preparing for all scenarios of hybrid warfare or direct military confrontation from Moscow if the war in Ukraine turns sour, the Baltic states are proposing a new defensive initiative.