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In Europe, Russian Military Aggression Proves Immune to the Pandemic


KYIV, Ukraine—As countries across Europe begin scaling back their
coronavirus lockdowns, a snapshot of Russian military activities underscores
that the Continent’s security problems before the pandemic haven’t gone away.

NATO fighter jets intercepted Russian military aircraft
approaching allied airspace three times between April 28 and April 29.

Combined Russian-separatist forces—operating under Moscow’s
command—continued their daily drumbeat of shelling Ukrainian troops and towns
in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

“The coronavirus crisis doesn’t change Russian
foreign policy one inch,” said Marcel Van Herpen, director of the Cicero
Foundation, a Dutch think tank that specializes in Russian and European
affairs.

“On the contrary, it will offer new chances for
Russian meddling in Eastern Europe, …read more

Source:: The Daily Signal

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