NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has lashed out at Russia, saying that the country is “becoming increasingly unpredictable and aggressive,” and insisted that the alliance must improve its defensive capabilities in the face of Russia’s nuclear threat.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has ruled to expel 23 British diplomats, declaring them personae non gratae. This comes amid a deterioration in UK-Russia relations after the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Sputnik discussed the investigation with William Dunkerley, a senior fellow at American University in Moscow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to narrow her country's trade surpluses and stimulate domestic consumption in a bid to ease trade tensions with the US and reduce Germany's exposure to increasingly volatile foreign markets.
In a month-long offensive on Eastern Ghouta, pro-government forces are seeking to liberate the last major terrorist stronghold, squeezing insurgents and opening humanitarian corridors in order to guarantee the safety of civilians.
The world’s two biggest naval powers, Russia and the United States, have almost simultaneously upgraded their submarine forces.
With all Ukrainian politics being just a smokescreen for the real problems in the country, its Defense Ministry obviously decided that a smoke mixture for airsoft matches would suffice.
A giant duck called Daphne got carried away by the current as members of a swimming club, which used it as a mascot, were preparing for a carnival. The club has offered a reward for helping them retrieve it.
French President Emmanuel Macron has deliberately ignored the official Russian stand at the 2018 Paris Book Fair focused on Russian literature in solidarity with the United Kingdom regarding the alleged poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.
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