Top Russian admiral slams Zelensky’s plans to build two Ukrainian Black Sea Naval bases as ‘no threat’: ‘even NATO won’t use them’

The former commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of “politicking” and showboating after Kiev announced it will build two naval bases on the strategically vital body of water. … Read More >Top Russian admiral slams Zelensky’s plans to build two Ukrainian Black Sea Naval bases as ‘no threat’: ‘even NATO won’t use them’

Useful Idiot or Trojan Horse? Belarusian opposition figure Tikhanovskaya’s links to NATO’s Atlantic Council adjunct raise eyebrows

‘Accidental politician’ Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has captured the West’s imagination, her lack of political experience presenting an ideal blank canvas for news-narrative weaving – and all too easily manipulated by malign forces. … Read More >Useful Idiot or Trojan Horse? Belarusian opposition figure Tikhanovskaya’s links to NATO’s Atlantic Council adjunct raise eyebrows

Washington ‘deplores’ Turkey’s ‘calculated provocation’ in the E. Mediterranean as Ankara renews seismic surveying

Ankara has been criticized by the US State Department for restarting hydrocarbon exploration in contested waters. Washington said the move “deliberately complicates” de-escalation talks between NATO allies Greece and Turkey. … Read More >Washington ‘deplores’ Turkey’s ‘calculated provocation’ in the E. Mediterranean as Ankara renews seismic surveying

NATO boasts about own expansion in attempt at Twitter meme, prompting online war in replies

A NATO attempt to channel a cutesy Twitter meme sparked fighting in the replies, from calls to kick out Turkey and hopes for expansion in Ukraine, Georgia and the Balkans, to another warfront between Armenia and Azerbaijan. … Read More >NATO boasts about own expansion in attempt at Twitter meme, prompting online war in replies

Brotherly treason: Russian serviceman & sibling arrested for allegedly handing state secrets to NATO’s Estonia

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested two brothers on suspicion of passing sensitive information to the secret service of NATO member Estonia. They face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty of high treason. … Read More >Brotherly treason: Russian serviceman & sibling arrested for allegedly handing state secrets to NATO’s Estonia

Macron is right, Europe must come out of America’s shadow and reject the bipolar, Cold War era world view pedalled by Washington

The French president is showing signs that he’s willing to follow the path first forged by General De Gaulle, who kicked US forces out of France and pulled the country out of NATO to preserve sovereignty and independence. … Read More >Macron is right, Europe must come out of America’s shadow and reject the bipolar, Cold War era world view pedalled by Washington

NATO boss Stoltenberg tells Georgia to ‘prepare for membership’ – influential Russian senator says it’s a ‘signal’ to Moscow

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Georgia to prepare to become a member of the US-led military bloc. On Tuesday, the premier of the former Soviet state Giorgi Gakharia was in Brussels to discuss closer cooperation. … Read More >NATO boss Stoltenberg tells Georgia to ‘prepare for membership’ – influential Russian senator says it’s a ‘signal’ to Moscow