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Don't Let Russia Choke The Suwalki Corridor

Taking the Suwalki Gap would mean striking Lithuania or Poland, triggering a NATO-Russia conflict.

Since the day Russian military forces unlawfully entered Ukraine, ostensibly to prevent Kyiv from joining NATO, a small strip of land on the border between Poland and Lithuania has come under the heightened focus of military strategists.

The land corridor, referred to as Suwalki Gap by NATO military planners, is a roughly 65-Kilometers (40 miles) long stretch of farmland and rural plains, through which run two multi-lane roads and a rail line. These transport networks are the arteries to the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) from Poland and, by extension, the rest of Europe.

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