As a result of the Ukraine conflict, NATO is ramping up its presence in Bulgaria. For the first time, the U.S. Marine Corps has deployed a tank unit to the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria. Bulgarians who are loyal to Russia oppose the move.
Donald Trump has arrived in Poland ahead of the G20 summit to meet with leaders from a dozen central and Eastern European states. The government in Warsaw is seeking a leadership role in the regional coalition.
The ex-Yugoslav state of Montenegro is about to become the newest member of the NATO alliance, despite the country's long-running ties with Russia. Moscow is not putting up much opposition to the move, experts told DW.
Pro-Russian candidates won presidential elections in Bulgaria and Moldova over the weekend. Moscow's growing political influence throughout the region calls for a change in EU and NATO thinking, says Robert Schwartz.
A shipment of US tanks, howitzers and other military equipment has arrived in Germany as part of a mission to allay concerns about Russian aggression. The cargo will be moved to eastern Europe in the next few weeks.
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