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Moldovan President-elect, Igor Dodon (L), prepares for an interview with Romanian broadcaster TVN 1 (source:

Moldovan-Romanian Relations Under a Dodon Presidency: Off to a Rocky Start

After giving his first major post-election interview to Zvezda, a television channel owned by the Russian Ministry of Defense (, November 17), a week later, Moldovan President-elect Igor Dodon offered his first extensive interview to the western media—Romania’s National Public Broadcaster (, November 24). The... MORE
A Boeing 737-800 of "Belavia - Belarusian Airlines" en route to Minsk was forced to return to Kiyv shortly after takeoff on October 21 (Source:

Belarus and Ukraine Face Strained Relations

On October 21, a regular Kyiv–Minsk flight by a Belavia (Belarusian state carrier) Boeing 737−800 passenger jet was interrupted. At 3:36 p.m., Ukrainian air traffic control demanded that the airliner, which had 136 passengers on board and took off 11 minutes earlier from Kyiv International... MORE
Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan (third from right) visit the Russian 102nd military base in Gyumri, Armenia (Source:

Armenia and Russia Pursue Joint Military Forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved an agreement to establish a joint Russo-Armenian military unit, which will include troops of the 102nd Russian military base stationed near Yerevan as well as the 4th Corps of the Armenian Army. The unit’s commander is to be appointed... MORE