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Lithuanian and Latvian armed forces compared – which seems better?

Defence expenditure in Latvia is being increased at a similar rate as in Lithuania, however returning mandatory military service in the country would significantly weaken its professional army and National Guard, Latvian Minister of Defence […]

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Putin backs down and… wins?

Russian forces are withdrawing from the Ukrainian border. Pro-Russian separatists are putting down their arms. There are reports about Russia re-opening some of its markets to Western production. All this has sparked discussions about Moscow backing down from confrontation with the West. […]