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NATO chief says allies must prepare for the worst in Ukraine

Nov. 30, 2021 15:23 PM EST

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that the U.S.-led military organization must prepare for the worst as concern mounts that Russia could be preparing to invade Ukraine. NATO is worried about a Russian buildup of heavy equipment...

Lukashenko assails EU for refusing to hold talks on migrants

Nov. 22, 2021 13:40 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus on Monday sharply criticized the European Union for its refusal to hold talks on the influx of migrants on the country's border with Poland. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged Germany to accommodate about...

Macron, Putin discuss deescalating Belarus border tensions

Nov. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin talked on the phone Monday about the need for de-escalating the tensions around the growing migrant pressure on the European Union's borders with Belarus, Marcon's office said. In the...

NATO chief wary of Russian military moves near Ukraine

Nov. 15, 2021 15:19 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia on Monday to be more transparent about its military activities near Ukraine but he stopped short of suggesting that Moscow might be preparing to invade its former Soviet neighbor. Ukraine claims that...

Poland's far right demands strong borders in Belarus crisis

Nov. 11, 2021 20:35 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands marched in Warsaw on Thursday to mark Poland’s Independence Day, led by far-right groups calling for strong borders, while its troops blocked hundreds of new attempts by migrants to enter the country illegally from neighboring Belarus in a tense standoff. ...