I can’t imagine that Putin would want to invade Lithuania. What is the point of sending our paratroopers there? If the US attacked Ukraine from there, couldn’t it get Lithuania sucked into a war? Besides that, every single “spontaneious uprising” for freedom has been engineered by US/globalist/banker interests. Why would Lithuania want to risk such inspiration there?
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia taken together would connect the small part of Russia just south west of Lithuania and north of Poland - currently isolated from the Motherland.
Also Russia would gain more ports to operate out of.
Like the Ukraine taken as a whole gives Russia many closed mil bases, a warm water port (the Crimea).
Unmentioned as yet is Russia taking Kazakhstan to gain free access to the Baikonur Cosmodrome were all Russian manned missions are launched from as well as were its future plans to colonize the Moon will begin.
Putin wants to change the current world order. Discrediting NATO and with that the other alliances USA has would be a step toward it. Nothing is happening in the next few years in Lithuania and I think the place where he tries to challenge NATO is going to be Latvia. It is the weakest of the Baltic states and with the highest number of leftover sovok illegal immigrants.
Looks like the current escalation came too soon for him and he did not want to reveal himself just yet. He was perfectly happy with his corrupt puppet Yanukovych in power in Ukraine filling his pockets and weakening Ukrainian state. When Ukrainian people took his puppet down he had to act at the time not comfortable for him as he just can’t have Ukrainian people depose their dictator and come out better off as he might very well be next.