New US sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs from Putin's inner circle. Former US Asst. Sec. of State for European Affairs & Amb. to Poland, Daniel Fried, tell DW's Brent Goff how this fits into Trump's chaotic foreign policy..
US President Donald Trump has called for an immediate halt to Turkey's strikes against Kurds in Syria as Washington slapped sanctions on Turkish officials. Vice President Mike Pence is set to lead a mediation effort.
Moscow has raised suspicions in Brussels with the deployment of two anti-aircraft systems to Serbia for a joint military drill. Belgrade is pursuing closer NATO and EU links while maintaining longtime ties with Russia.
While Brussels is reluctant to draw western Balkan countries closer to the EU, the Kremlin is taking action to foster relations in the region, particularly with its longtime ally Serbia.
As Russian troops are deployed to northern Syria, Germany has reasserted the need for an internationally run safe zone in the area. NATO is set to discuss the proposal at a high-level summit Thursday.
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