Monthly Archives: November 2016

Majority of officers in Belarus for unification with Russia

Recently, oppositional politician Mikalaj Statkewitsch referred to a (closed) survey of   army officers in Belarus,  70% to 80% wishing for a real unification of Russia and Belarus.  Statkewitsch went as far as calling Belarus a “fake state”, and warned: “It … Continue reading

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Russia takes de facto control over Baltic region

The German Bild-Zeitung has implicitly confirmed the assessment that Russia has taken control of the Baltic region, mainly in being able to prevent larger NATO military deployment (by ship or transport planes). This in practice means that in the case … Continue reading

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Russia moves Bastion missiles to strategic outposts

According to Russian statements, Russia this week moved “Bastion” missiles to Kaliningrad and two Kuril Islands (opposite Japan). They will just add to other military hardware already deployed there. For the Baltic region this signifies that Russia de facto has … Continue reading

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From Berlin with love: Germany’s next president

It had been hardly a week after the election of Donald Trump for US president. The German Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier reacted harshly to his victory. But his election apparently was not taken as a warning that similar … Continue reading

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Russia organized assassination of Montenegro’s prime minister

RFE/RL reports: “Prosecutors in Montenegro have released the names of two Russian citizens who they say attempted to organize the assassination of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in October. Prosecutors on November 18 identified the two Russians as Eduard Shirokov and … Continue reading

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Russian ship capitains of Norwegian ships conducting reconaissance

According to media reports Russian captains and pilots who have been hired to serve on Norwegian ships are conducting active reconaissance of the Norwegian shore, including the amount and nature of Norwegian vessels – both civilian and military – stationed … Continue reading

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Clarification from Estonia on recent political developments

ERR News editor Dario Cavegn reported on the distorted international media coverage of Estonia this week assuming Russia was just about to take over the country politically and culturally: “[…] A Center Party government, or the end of the world … Continue reading

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