Russian people are living in an alternative reality created for them by President Vladimir Putin, one completely disconnected from the rest of the world, says German political scientist Andreas Umland, senior research fellow, at Kyiv-based Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation.
As things stand now, NATO would be unable to protect the Baltics against a Russian attack, the commander of US ground forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, said in a news report on Wednesday.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
A survey by the Levada Center, an analytical centre based in Moscow, has shown that 34% of Russians still believe that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined the Soviet Union willingly in 1940.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
The biggest threat to NATO is our own inertness and unwillingness to protect our values, said Kurt Volker, former NATO Ambassador and Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
On May 17, Polish state-owned natural gas pipeline network operator Gaz-System S.A. published its updated strategy for 2016–2025. A noteworthy new element in the document is the plan to create a natural gas hub in Poland, aimed at establishing a regional gas market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).