While the collective West insist on BiH’s compliance with their policy, they also paradoxically stress their commitment to its sovereignty.
As Russia announces mobilisation of its military reservists, NATO appears to be readying its reservists in the armed forces of its de-facto members and partners.
Kosovo PM, Albin Kurti’s assertion of military preparedness and blaming of Russia for escalating ethnic tensions, ignores Pristina’s recent inflammatory policies targeting Serbs, and the destabilising role of NATO in the region.
Israel’s missile strikes again hit Damascus, and spell a test of the alliances between Russia, Iran and Syria, in the face of increased Israeli aggression.
The sanctions are apparently unrelated to those currently being threatened by the US, and come ahead of pressing US-Russia de-escalation talks in Geneva on Friday.
The EU must reflect on its use of clout and rhetoric in arriving at this point, to avoid future crises.
The virtual conference has called for a potentially antagonistic military build-up amid rising tensions with Russia.