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    Montenegro invited to join Nato despite Russian ire
    Dec02

    Montenegro invited to join Nato despite Russian ire

    BRUSSELS: Nato invited Montenegro on Wednesday to become the 29th member of the US-led military alliance, defying Russian warnings it would be a provocation and threat to stability in Europe. The invitation to the small Balkan country comes with the West at loggerheads with Moscow over a host of issues, as Nato has responded to the Ukraine crisis...

    Ukraine to keep defense spending high next year to fight separatists
    Dec02

    Ukraine to keep defense spending high next year to fight separatists

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he aims to spend 5 percent of gross domestic product on defense and security next year, to bolster the army’s fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east …read more Source: The Daily...

    OSCE monitoing: No ceasefire violation reported
    Dec02

    OSCE monitoing: No ceasefire violation reported

    On December 2, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the Askeran direction. From the positions of the NKR Defense Army, the monitoring was conducted by...

    Warfare continues in Ukraine
    Dec02

    Warfare continues in Ukraine

    Despite ceasefire being in force in the war in Donbas, Ukrainian forces report of enemy attacks on eight villages and towns this week. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange
    Dec02

    Ukrainian President Pardons Russian in Prisoner Exchange

    President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists.Poroshenko announced the exchange on his official website, which showed a photograph of him meeting early… …read more Source:...

    Kerry urges NATO allies to ‘step up’ fight against IS
    Dec02

    Kerry urges NATO allies to ‘step up’ fight against IS

    US Secretary of State John KerryAFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN Brussels, Belgium | AFP – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged NATO allies to intensify the fight against the Islamic State as Washington leads the military campaign against the extremist group. “I called on every NATO ally to step up support in the fight against Daesh (IS),...

    Downing of the Russian fighter jet by Turkey further complicates the situation in the region and pushes the resolution of the NK conflict to the backburner. Nelli Babayan
    Dec02

    Downing of the Russian fighter jet by Turkey further complicates the situation in the region and pushes the resolution of the NK conflict to the backburner. Nelli Babayan

    Dr. Nelli Babayan is the guest expert at “168 Hours”. She is Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, DC, where she studies Russia’s relations with the United States and the European Union. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany where she has been a senior researcher and lecturer in 2012-2015. Her...

    Ukraine backs Turkey over downing of Russian warplane
    Dec02

    Ukraine backs Turkey over downing of Russian warplane

    ‘I believe Turkey has done everything possible to avoid confrontation and to ease tensions with Russia afterwards,’ Ukrainian envoy says …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Montenegro to join NATO
    Dec02

    Montenegro to join NATO

    NATO foreign ministers gave their green light for Montenegro’s accession to the military alliance Wednesday, despite opposition from Russia, which considers the enlargement a “provocation.” The integration of the 29th country into NATO is a “historic achievement,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday in Brussels....

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia
    Dec02

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

    By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold NATO foreign ministers invited tiny Montenegro on Wednesday to join their military alliance in its first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of the US-led bloc further into the Balkans would be a provocation. In a scripted session at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels,...