The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are poised to become one of the first blocs to reopen regional travel, thanks to their swift response to the pandemic and measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. Their experience may offer useful lessons as the US joins the battle.
Lithuania's foreign minister says modified Iskander missiles have a range of up to 435 miles — meaning they could reach Berlin from the Russian outpost, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania.
When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin's plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.
Russia justified its annexation of Crimea with the argument that it has a duty to protect Russians there. There are millions Russians scattered elsewhere in eastern Europe. So anxiety is rising. We look at one nation in detail, Estonia.
Poland's leaders are becoming more and more nervous about what Russia's moves in Crimea might mean for their country. They fear Russia has ambitions to rebuild the power it had before the dismantling of the Soviet Union.
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