Poland will refuse to play World Cup play-offs with Russia in opposition to invasion of Ukraine – Sky Sports News

Poland will refuse to play their forthcoming World Cup play-offs with Russia in March following the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The winners of the game, which was due to be played on March 25, would face Sweden or Czech Republic four days later for a place in the finals in Qatar in November. The PolishContinue reading “Poland will refuse to play World Cup play-offs with Russia in opposition to invasion of Ukraine – Sky Sports News”

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”

Swedes step up military contingency over Russian activity

A top military chief in Sweden said Friday that there is increased Russian activity in the Baltic Sea which “deviates from the normal picture,” leading the Scandinavian nation’s military to raise its preparedness. “We have decided to reposition our troops. It does not have to mean an increased threat, but we always want to adaptContinue reading “Swedes step up military contingency over Russian activity”

NATO won’t create ‘2nd-class’ allies to soothe Russia, alliance head says

NATO has said it is ready for talks on reciprocal arms control with Moscow, but added that the alliance is united against the “real” risk of Russian aggression against Ukraine. NATO foreign ministers met by video conference Friday to discuss Russia’s military presence on Ukraine’s borders, as alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the troop buildup continues.Continue reading “NATO won’t create ‘2nd-class’ allies to soothe Russia, alliance head says”

Sweden Launches Psychological Defense Agency To Counter Disinformation

Sweden has created a new government agency dedicated to fighting disinformation, particularly from foreign governments such as Russia, China and Iran. The Swedish Psychological Defense Agency, based in Karlsbad and with an office in Solna, will be headed by director general Henrik Landerholm, a former ambassador, and will have 45 staff. It will work withContinue reading “Sweden Launches Psychological Defense Agency To Counter Disinformation”

Why didn’t the USSR Annex Finland – History Matters

Why didn’t the USSR, the largest country, not simply eat the other one? If you want to know why then watch this short and simple animated documentary.

Finland says it could join Nato despite Russian pressure

Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö on Saturday reiterated his country’s right to join Nato if it wants to, in a dismissal of Russian demands for no further expansion of the Western military alliance near its borders. “Finland’s room to manoeuvre and freedom of choice also include the possibility of military alignment and of applying for NatoContinue reading “Finland says it could join Nato despite Russian pressure”

Omicron drives record cases in Europe, France reports 180,000 cases – WION

As covid-19 cases are now wreaking havoc across the European continent in particular France, Britain, Greece and Portugal have all reported record daily case numbers. France for one has reported a record high of almost 180,000 confirmed covert cases in the last 24-hour period.

W.H.O. warns Omicron ‘storm’ is coming to Europe – CityNews

More restrictions are coming to more countries as Omicron tightens its grip on Europe. Melissa Duggan on preparations for a second pandemic Christmas.

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