“There is no need for Russia to justify its peaceful intentions,” Alexander Grushko, Russia's ambassador to NATO, told DW’s Tim Sebastian on this week’s edition of Conflict Zone.
Former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told DW why he sees Russia as a threat to European stability – and why he supports a possible US military presence in Poland.
NATO says its 40,000-troop "Trident Juncture" exercises to be spearheaded by a German brigade, will proceed in Norway in October. Russia was briefed about the maneuvers near its border by NATO ambassadors last May.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has received Russian President Vladimir Putin on his first bilateral visit to Germany since 2014. Their agenda listed Ukraine, Syria and piped gas for Europe but she dampened expectations.
A Lithuanian campaign uniting civil society and all major news outlets to counter Russian propaganda sets a precedent, but the dangers of being labelled "fake" are a cause for concern. Benas Gerdziunas reports.
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