Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 9km ESE of Ghar al Milh, Tunisia

Map. History of Europe conflict

23 July 2018
Vladimir Ruban was detained with weapons arsenal
Train with military equipment on the move in Rostov Oblast.
Reports that Security Service of Ukraine has detained Ruban, chief of "officers corps" - volunteer organization working at Donbas
Lavrov: by interfering in the internal affairs of other counties, the US seems to be pursuing neo-imperialist ambitions. We don't share such an approach
4 month ago
"We're not progressing because our interest there is to resolve this conflict" says @US_EUCOM Commander Gen Curtis Scaparrotti when asked if US with Ukraine is winning or losing vs Russia in Ukraine "We're more or less at a stalemate"
Su-57 at Zhukovskiy
4 month ago
Gen. Scaparrotti's military advice? "That we continue to develop the capabilities we have. I think we have excellent capabilities" says @US_EUCOM's commander "We need to consider what type of deterrent effect we want to have" re: Russia cyber threat
4 month ago
"It's a hot war" @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti "They take casualties on both sides but particularly Ukraine" with rising casualties "It's actually Russia that doesn't want to move forward [with Minsk Agreement]they certainly could do more"
4 month ago
US sending Javelins to Ukraine - "I wouldn't say I have zero concern, but it's not a lot of concern" per @US_EUCOM Gen Scaparrotti, pointing to Russia equipment being given to their proxies
4 month ago
"It strikes me that what they're doing is sort of geopolitical jiu jitsu," @SenAngusKing re Russia interference "You use their opponents strength against them, and our strength is our freedom" @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti: "I agree with your thoughts"
4 month ago
Russia in the Arctic - "they would have the capability in some time, perhaps 2-3 years, to control the northern sea route" says @US_EUCOM Cmdr Gen Scaparrotti, based on what Moscow is putting in place
Trump singles out Germany for criticism but suggests Australia, others may be exempted from tariffs
4 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 9km ESE of Ghar al Milh, Tunisia
4 month ago
Balancing US-Turkey and US-Kurd relationships - "It's a very difficult and complex situation" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti "I'm hopeful we can walk this path and attain both interests"
4 month ago
US seeing some Russia China cooperation in specific areas - naval training ops in European theater, maybe in port in Djibouti, per @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti-but "I think they still have issues that wouldn't make them natural partners"
4 month ago
"We need to wrestle with it because we need to get a better definitionwhat's acceptable" @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti says of long ongoing policy debate of defining int'l standard of what is cyberwar "We've got to begin to move forward"
4 month ago
"Putin loves it. When Americans hate Americans and we fight with each other, Russia wins" @SenSasse tells @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti "We're nuts if we don't understand that the next round of this is going to include lots of specific economic warfare"
4 month ago
Worried about lack of ambassador to Belarus Belgium Iceland Ireland Sweden Turkey - "It does concern me," says @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti, saying other organizations also waiting for US ambassadors
Top US general in Europe: "I don't believe there is an effective" US response to confront Russian cyber threats - NATO Supreme Allied CMDR-Europe Scaparrotti
4 month ago
"In conjunction with @NATO and the other nations, we're actually employing our capabilities to get our messages out at volume" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti re: countering Russia messaging
4 month ago
"Western democracies have kind of assumed that our people understood what was important about a democracy and the way that we live" per Scaparrotti "We've got to reinforce that. It needs to be donethat takes focus and that takes volume"
4 month ago
"We have to continue to focus on the values that democracies profess, democratic institutions, int'l rule of law" per @US_EUCOM Gen Scaparrotti "That's a very high level general statement but we've kind of left that" re Russia interference
4 month ago
"It can really undermine a nation because all they have to do is sow some confusion" per Gen Scaparrotti "It's subtle but it's constant" with more of it in EasternEurope
4 month ago
W/Russia, "Their disinformation, their social media, it is generally targeted at the undermining of Western values, confidence in that government" says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti "They can use multiple platforms and generate great volume"
4 month ago
Political warfare? "It would be the attacks or efforts to spoil policy or politics within a governmentit's policies and its values" per @US_EUCOM Cmdr Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti
4 month ago
If had more money, @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti would look to C4ISR - "Our intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is so important to me, particularly when you don't have the posture you want" he says
One Conservative MP said that circumstantial evidence that Russia was behind the Salisbury attack was strong and that, if its role were proved, it would be a "brazen act of war," while a Labour MP referred to the "terrorist Russian state"
4 month ago
Turkey deal with Russia to buy S400 air defense system topic of multiple conversations with Turkish chief of defense, per @US_EUCOM's Scaparrotti "We're in close discussion with Turkey in respect to air defense measures"
4 month ago
"I haven't personally seen that myself" Gen Scaparrotti says of Turkey being not helpful in the Balkans
4 month ago
Turkey also active in the Balkans, per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti: "Turkey primarily enters most of these countries in the Balkans with a humanitarian approachThere are some who have said this influence isn't helpful"
4 month ago
Serbia is a particular area of concern in the Balkans with Russia interference/activity, says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti "I've seen an increase in the year and a half I've been on the job"
4 month ago
"That's one way they determine whether the West is serious about their desire to be a part of the West" says Gen. Scaparrotti of need to engage Balkans population with diplomacy
4 month ago
"Russia's at work in the Balkans and I think we've kind of taken our eye off of the area," per Gen Scaparrotti "It's an area where in terms of diplomacy we have to put some focus in my opinion" and continue with security reform
4 month ago
Russia-"They're involved in just about every aspect of Europe in on way or the other," per @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti "The area that I'm concerned about today is the Balkans"
4 month ago
If Russia role in nerve attack proved, Britain will respond: PM May
4 month ago
Russia's ZAPAD exercise in late 2017 "reinforced what we believed was their direction in terms of their doctrine," per Gen Scaparrotti "They incorporated what I would call a whole of society approach" developed over past 10 years
4 month ago
If US fails to modernize, Russia will be able to challenge US military in just about every domain by 2025, warns Gen. Scaparrotti
4 month ago
"Given their modernization and the pace that it's on, and what we are aware of they're doing, we have to maintain our modernization," warns @US_EUCOM Gen Scaparrotti "so we can remain dominant in the areas that we are dominant today"
4 month ago
US "whole of government" response to Russa cyber not enough, per @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti - "I don't believe there's an effective unification across the interagency"
4 month ago
Cyber ops center for @US_EUCOM "has been reinforced substantially" per Gen. Scaparrotti at SASC "I also, upon my request, have the authorities I've asked for in regards to Russia
4 month ago
"We're trying to map that out" says @US_EUCOM Gen Scaparrotti of Russia's cyber ops infrastructure "We're getting a better understanding of it. I would not characterize it as a good picture at this point"
4 month ago
SASC's @JimInhofe: US forces in Europe "outranged, outgunned and outmatched" by Russia? @US_EUCOM Gen. Scaparrotti: "If you look at it it in a concentrated way on the border of Eastern Europe and only on the ground force, I would agree with that statement"
4 month ago
SASC Chair @JimInhofe: are US forces in Europe "outranged, outgunned and outmatched by Russia|n ground forces"? @US_EUCOM Gen. Scaparrotti: "If you look at it it in a concentrated way on the border of Eastern Europe and only on the ground force, I would agree with that statement"
"Russia's increasingly modernized military is operating at levels not seen since the ColdWar," warns @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti
"Russia is carrying out a campaign of destabilization to change the international order, fracture @NATO and undermine US leadership around the world" says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti, hammering on a familiar @DeptofDefense theme
"Russia is carrying out a campaign of destabilization to change the international order, fracture @NATO and undermine US leadership around the world" says @US_EUCOM's Gen. Scaparrotti, hammering on a familiar @DeptofDefense theme
"We have much work to do as we execute our national defense strategy" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Scaparrotti, citinf Russia and militants
Europe "an increasingly complex and competitive security environment," SACEUR/@US_EUCOM Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti tells SASC in opening statement
"It's very difficult to understand they're not important today" - Journalist @evabelmonte on male colleagues response to the massive numbers of women journalists who have joined Spain's first WomenStrike for IWD2018
4 month ago
Britain's top domestic security official describes the nerve agent used in the attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter as "very rare."
Protest for Women's Day in Madrid's Puerta del Sol
Lavrov held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe, Sibusiso Moyo.4 month ago
Lavrov held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe, Sibusiso Moyo.
In Kyiv, Ukraine, hundreds joined a demo to demand gender equality, including on pay: IWD20184 month ago
In Kyiv, Ukraine, hundreds joined a demo to demand gender equality, including on pay: IWD2018
4 month ago
UK 'will do all we can' to pursue those behind ex-spy poisoning: minister
4 month ago
Russian Embassy in UK says Sergei Skripal was actually a British spy, working for MI6
4 month ago
Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman says the nerve agent attack in Salisbury was an "appalling and reckless crime"
4 month ago
Germany looks to revise social media law as Europe watches
4 month ago
UK police officer harmed by nerve agent talking - minister
4 month ago
Germany to get new foreign minister as Gabriel loses job
4 month ago
Turkish Foreign Minister says former PYD co-chair Salih Muslim in Stockholm, TR has sent Sweden diplomatic note for his arrest
4 month ago
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine summoned the Ambassador of Hungary for exceed his powers
4 month ago
German Parliament decides to increase its troop levels in Iraq from 140 to 800. Training mission will expand from just training Peshmerga to include Iraqi Federal Forces. Training will focus on counter terrorism and removal of mines.
France will respond if chemical weapons are proven to have caused deaths in Syria
4 month ago
Restaurant in central Kyiv was shelled with grenade launcher
3 attacks on Ukrainian positions yesterday, 1 soldier was wounded
The Telegraph is reporting that one of Christopher Steele's employees is a longtime associate of the poisoned Russian double-agent. The Telegraph suspects that Colonel Skripal may have been involved in the Trump dossier.
State Department repeats that US policy on Cyprus's EEZ is longstanding and has not changed "US recognizes the right of Cyprus to develop its resources in its EEZ" @StateDept discourages any actions or rhetoric that increase tensions in the region
4 month ago
In response to my question about possible sanctions against Russia for attempting to assassinate a double agent in UK, @PressSec says Salisbury nerve agent case is "under review" by US authorities.
4 month ago
Russian Navy Perekop Smolnyy-class training ship passed Southbound through the English Channel
UK counter terrorism police chief says Salisbury incident being treated as attempted murder by nerve agent; says police officer who attended scene also in hospital
Russian ex-spy was victim of attempted murder with nerve agent, police say
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