Posts tagged as Baltic states and Poland

Russia’s Lavrov accuses NATO of stoking tensions in Europe

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Russia’s foreign minister accused NATO of stoking tensions in Europe and criticised troop deployments in the Baltic states and Poland. Speaking on February 15 at the Munich Security Conference, Sergei Lavrov made no mention of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, where a nearly six-year conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed fighters has killed more than 13,000 people.  Read more:  NATO battalion in Baltics would be ready to act – interview…

Turkey could still block a NATO defense plan for the Baltic states and Poland

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Turkey said it could still block a NATO defense plan for the Baltic states and Poland unless allies develop a security arrangement for the alliance’s southern flank that would brand Kurdish YPG forces who fought alongside Americans as terrorists. Top Turkish diplomatic and defense officials say no compromises have been reached, contradicting an announcement by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg last week during NATO’s leaders meeting in London that plans for…

Europe is in big trouble

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tensions are running high in Europe with a history of paranoia and mistrust. The rhetoric being used raises the concern of a military escalation. And now there are massive war and political games that will only add to the combustible situation. Recently, US formally withdrawn from nuclear treaty with Russia and prepares to test new missile, raising fears of a new arms race. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was…