Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, citizen defense and paramilitary groups in Poland have seen their numbers swell. The government in Warsaw has officially included these troops in its plans for national defense.
The White House's transactional treatment of allies is not limited to Ukraine. The US impeachment inquiry reveals plenty of pitfalls for European partners, Teri Schultz reports.
Ankara has been accused of holding eastern Europe hostage as it refuses to back NATO's collective defensive. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland had called on NATO to set up a defense against Russia.
A suspect in the downing of MH17 over Ukraine was allowed to leave Russia despite personal pleas from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to detain and extradite the man. Moscow broke European law, Dutch prosecutors say.
US Vice President Mike Pence has criticized Germany for allowing Washington to bear the "burden of defending Europe." Pence has also suggested deploying an additional 1,000 US troops in Poland.
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