Lithuania is securing its border to Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast with a two-meter-high fence, hoping to better protect the country against smugglers - and perhaps against Russia itself.
Russia has warned that it could deploy more high precision missiles to its Kaliningrad enclave, which borders Poland and Lithuania. Moscow has accused the US of illegally propping up its own forces in the region.
The large "Zapad-2017" war games pit the troops of Russia and Belarus against terrorist infiltrators from three "hypothetical" Eastern European countries. DW gives you an overview of the drill.
The draw for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia takes place in Moscow on Friday. Here is a lowdown on the procedure and who world champions Germany might face.
From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance's eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull's-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.
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