Russian forces in Syria

Not clear Russia has achieved its primary goal in Syria, say intelligence experts

The primary goal of Russia’s military intervention in Syria was to link its actions in Syria to the conflict in Ukraine, disputes with the European Union and US sanctions on Russia and gain concessions but it is not clear it has achieved this, according to intelligence analysts Stratfor. […]

Vladimir Putin

Opinion: Putin’s War on Terror

Should the West embrace Russia as a partner in the struggle against terrorism, now that the heartland of European Enlightenment, France, has been hit by radical-islamist assaults again, and should it give less priority to Ukraine’s ordeals? […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

President Grybauskaitė: Lithuania will not be in coalition against Islamic State with Russia

President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that Lithuania would not be willing to join any coalition against the Islamic State that would include Russia as long as Moscow engages in aggression against Ukraine and Georgia. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian president: Russia’s involvement in Syria will make refugee crisis worse

Russia‘s recent involvement in the war in Syria will only worsen the plight of refugees who are making their way to Europe in thousands, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says. […]