Russia’s top diplomat accuses the US and NATO of risking a ‘nightmare scenario of military confrontation’ amid tensions over Ukraine

Sergey Lavrov accused the US of risking a “nightmare scenario” in Europe.  The top Russian diplomat said NATO was “irresponsibly” expanding its military infrastucture toward Rusisa. Meanwhile, NATO has expressed concerns Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday accused the US and NATO of risking a “nightmareContinue reading “Russia’s top diplomat accuses the US and NATO of risking a ‘nightmare scenario of military confrontation’ amid tensions over Ukraine”

What is behind Russia’s build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border? – DW News

“We’re the ones that keep other people awake at night”: That’s the impact US Marine Corps Brigadier General Simon Doran hopes this massive show of NATO power has on Russian military planners plotting their next moves. Doran is the senior American representative serving with the UK’s Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21), the largest fifth-generation carrierContinue reading “What is behind Russia’s build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border? – DW News”

NATO monitors Ukraine border for signs of Russian invasion – DW News

Aerial images shared by the United States have sparked concerns of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine. In recent weeks evidence has emerged of an estimated 100,000 Russian troops building up on Russia’s western border. Ukraine says that Moscow is preparing a sea and ground attack from Russian-annexed Crimea and the Donbass region. Kyiv hasContinue reading “NATO monitors Ukraine border for signs of Russian invasion – DW News”

NATO expels 8 ‘undeclared’ Russian intelligence officers

NATO on Wednesday expelled eight members of Russia’s mission to the military alliance, saying that they were secretly working as intelligence officers and halved the size of Moscow’s team able to work at its headquarters. “We can confirm that we have withdrawn the accreditation of eight members of the Russian Mission to NATO, who wereContinue reading “NATO expels 8 ‘undeclared’ Russian intelligence officers”

Norway’s left-wing opposition wins election in a landslide

Labour expected to form coalition with other left-leaning parties as it seeks to reduce inequality and wean the economy off oil. Norway’s left-wing opposition headed by Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Store has had a landslide win in a general election after a campaign dominated by the future of the country’s oil industry. Store unseatedContinue reading “Norway’s left-wing opposition wins election in a landslide”

Russia moves Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Belarus to patrol borders, Minsk says

Russia has sent Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to western Belarus to form a joint military training centre, fly joint missions and patrol the two countries’ borders, the Belarusian defence ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement comes two days before the start of military drills in Belarus and Russia that have prompted consternation in the NATOContinue reading “Russia moves Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Belarus to patrol borders, Minsk says”

Norway mourns 77 dead a decade after extremist attack

Church bells rang out across Norway on Thursday, marking 10 years since the country’s worst ever peacetime slaughter as leaders urged their country to fight the extremism that was behind the attack. On July 22, 2011, right-wing extremist Anders Breivik set off a bomb in the capital, Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to tinyContinue reading “Norway mourns 77 dead a decade after extremist attack”

China officially joins Russia as a danger to NATO

China has joined Russia as an explicit danger to Western allies after a Nato summit in Brussels on Monday (14 June). “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security,” the 30 Nato leaders said in a joint communiqué. “China is rapidly expandingContinue reading “China officially joins Russia as a danger to NATO”

Russian military to add 20 new units in country’s west to counter NATO

Russia’s military will form 20 new units in the country’s west this year to counter what it claims is a growing threat from NATO, the defense minister said Monday. Sergei Shoigu made the announcement at a meeting with top military officials. He pointed to a growing number of flights by U.S. strategic bombers near Russia’sContinue reading “Russian military to add 20 new units in country’s west to counter NATO”

Hard to believe Russia was not involved in Belarus plane ‘hijacking’ – NATO secretary-general

NATO has called the incident which led to the detention of journalist Roman Protasevich a “state-sponsored hijacking”. Jens Stoltenberg told Sky News: “We know the very close relationship between Russia and Belarus and therefore it’s hard to believe that the regime in Minsk could do something like this without any kind of coordination with Russia.” He made the commentsContinue reading “Hard to believe Russia was not involved in Belarus plane ‘hijacking’ – NATO secretary-general”

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