Russia Masses Heavy Firepower on Border with Ukraine – Witness

From Reuters: Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many of the…



NATO Chief says Russian Nuclear Threats are ‘Deeply Troubling and Dangerous’

From The Guardian: Russia’s provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. Russia’s plans to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad – near Poland’s border – and its threat to move nuclear forces in Crimea…


Russia Begins Massive Air Force Exercise

From the BBC Russia’s military forces have begun a large exercise involving around 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, according to its defence ministry. The ministry described the four-day drill as a “massive surprise inspection”, to check combat readiness. The tests began on the same day as Nato and some…