Lithuania says Russian troops in Belarus pose “direct threat”

Russian troops arriving in Belarus for what Moscow and Minsk say will be joint military exercises are a direct threat to NATO member Lithuania, and could prompt Washington to station more troops in the region, Lithuania’s defence minister said. Russian military forces and hardware began arriving in ex-Soviet Belarus on Monday for “Allied Resolve” drillsContinue reading “Lithuania says Russian troops in Belarus pose “direct threat””

Sweden redeploys troops to the island of Gotland near Russia – euronews

Sweden reinforces its military presence on the island of Gotland, which is the closest part of the country to Russia.

Russia needs to stop clinging to the idea of reviving the Soviet Union, Ukraine ambassador says

Relations between the Kremlin and its European counterparts hit a low in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Republican Senator Mitt Romney told NBC on Sunday that he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to reestablish a “type of Soviet Union.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no bones about the fact that heContinue reading “Russia needs to stop clinging to the idea of reviving the Soviet Union, Ukraine ambassador says”

Blinken warns Ukraine faces ‘unprecedented threat’ from Russia – Al Jazeera

Russia could invade Ukraine at “very short notice”. That is the warning from the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, who is in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to reaffirm Washington’s commitment. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.

The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37

In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War, the decades long conflict between the USA and the USSR. The Cold War was called cold because of the lack of actual fighting, but this is inaccurate. There was plenty of fighting, from Korea to Viet Nam to Afghanistan, but we’ll get into that stuffContinue reading “The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37”

North Korea’s second missile launch this week – GMA

Martha Raddatz has the latest on reports that North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles, marking its third weapons launch this week. North Korea was quick to react to the U.S.’ latest sanctions on the North. The regime says it’s going to HAVE TO take tougher action if Washington keeps an aggressive attitude towards theContinue reading “North Korea’s second missile launch this week – GMA”

Ukraine cyber-attack: Russia to blame for hack, says Kyiv

The Ukrainian government has accused Russia of being behind Friday’s cyber-attack on dozens of official websites. About 70 government websites were temporarily down, in the largest such attack on Ukraine in four years. Before the sites went offline, a message appeared warning Ukrainians to “prepare for the worst”. Access to most of the sites wasContinue reading “Ukraine cyber-attack: Russia to blame for hack, says Kyiv”

U.S. is ‘fully prepared’ if Russia invades Ukraine, secretary of state says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is planning “things that we have not done in the past” if Russia invades Ukraine. His comments follow days of diplomatic talks and a deadlock on resolving the crisis brewing along the Ukraine-Russia border. Russia has 100,000 troops lined up next to Ukraine, with tanks and artillery.Continue reading “U.S. is ‘fully prepared’ if Russia invades Ukraine, secretary of state says”

Europe at greatest risk of war in 30 years, Poland warns

Europe is nearer war than it has been in 30 years, Poland’s foreign minister warned during the third round of diplomacy this week aimed at defusing tensions over Russia’s demand that Ukraine never be allowed to join NATO. Addressing envoys from the 57 members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), ZbigniewContinue reading “Europe at greatest risk of war in 30 years, Poland warns”

Russia sees no reason to restart talks on Ukraine crisis, threatens action after ‘dead end’ – France24

Russia said on Thursday it was hitting a dead end in its efforts to persuade the West to bar Ukraine from joining NATO and roll back decades of alliance expansion in Europe, and threatened unspecified consequences in response.

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