23rd Mar 2023


More Western troops going to Estonia and Lithuania

Denmark, Germany, Spain, and Britain are preparing to commit extra troops and pre-positioned equipment on Nato's eastern flank, including in Estonia and Lithuania, Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday after meeting defence ministers in Brussels. Turkey's objection to Swedish and Finnish membership "will take more time than we originally expected" to overcome, Stoltenberg added, after Turkey rejected Nato's proposal to mediate three-way talks on the issue the same day.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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