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EU nation mobilizes border guard

Latvia is deploying additional border agents to counter what it describes as mounting migration pressure from neighboring Belarus, with the country’s military also stepping in to reinforce the area, authorities have said. In a statement on Tuesday, the Latvian State Border Guard explained that the decision was made due to …

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Drone-bomb injures two in Russian border region – governor

Two people have been injured in Russia’s Kursk Region when a Ukrainian military drone dropped a bomb on a sports and recreation facility, Governor Roman Starovoyt has said. The incident occurred on Thursday morning in the town of Glushkovo, around 10km from the Ukrainian border. Starovoyt said the two victims were …

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Another aircraft crashes near Ukraine’s border

An Su-34 fighter jet crashed in Bryansk Region, Russia near the Ukrainian border, minutes after reports that an unidentified helicopter also went down in the area, TASS news agency reported on Saturday, citing sources. The agency provided no details on casualties, saying the authorities are working to clarify the situation.  …

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Powerful earthquakes strike Turkish-Syrian border

Türkiye was struck by two earthquakes on Monday evening, local media have reported, citing emergency services. The disaster struck just two weeks after Türkiye and Syria were devastated by another set of powerful tremors. The country’s Anadolu agency reported that several buildings collapsed as a result of the new quakes. The …

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Drones attack convoy on Syria-Iraq border – media

A convoy of trucks was attacked by drones at the al-Qaim crossing on the Syria-Iraq border on Sunday, Al Arabiya reported citing “opposition activists and a pro-government radio station.” The crossing is purportedly controlled by Iranian fighters. According to Al Arabiya, 25 vehicles had crossed the border before the attack. Six refrigerator trucks …

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The ghost of Lenin: Why didn’t Russia and Ukraine sort out their border issues when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991?

The search of the historical roots of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which culminated in Moscow’s attack last February, usually focuses on historic events. The Russian leadership has repeatedly emphasized that Ukraine expanded into historically Russian regions due to decisions taken by Soviet leaders, often contrary to the wishes of local residents. …

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