NATO and its allies opened their largest military exercise in more than a decade yesterday (19 October), choosing the central Mediterranean to showcase strengths that face threats from Russia's growing military assertiveness in Europe and the Middle East.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's Minister for Foreign Affairs, said that even if the efforts to stop the conflict in eastern Ukraine prove successful, finding a political solution would take decades, “or even longer”.
During a visit to Moldova and Germany, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis held talks concerning the continuation of Moldova`s European path. Both Klaus Iohannis and Angela Merkel gave assurance that Romania and the European Union will support Moldova. EURACTIV Romania reports.
The United States told the United Nations Security Council yesterday (12 November) there needs to be greater international pressure on Russia to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, as Russia denied it was a threat to its neighbor.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a meeting of his top security chiefs for today (4 November) to discuss changing the strategy to handle the separatist challenge in the east, after a rebel vote at the weekend which he denounced as an "electoral farce".