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Report: Russian spy unit to 'destabilise Europe'

Russia's military intelligence, the GRU, operates a secret cell, called Unit 29155, tasked with subversion and assassination operations in Europe, the New York Times reports, citing Western and Russian security officials. The Moscow-based unit, commanded by general Andrei Averyanov, contains veterans from Russia's Chechen wars and was behind recent destabilisation efforts in Moldova, an attempted coup in Montenegro, and attempted assassinations in Bulgaria and the UK, the report adds.

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Drums of war again, in Europe

Just a few weeks ago, as Europeans in several countries put their furious debates about masks and corona appsinto higher gear, Turkey and Greece almost came to blows in the Aegean Sea.

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