March 31, 2014

SOUND THE RETREAT:

Putin informs Merkel of Russia's partial troop withdrawal on Ukraine border (Deutsche Welle, 3/31/14)

Russia has partially withdrawn troops from the border with Ukraine. In a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel President Vladimir Putin discussed the move and how the West can "restore stability in the region."

We have no interest in stability.


MORE:
Germany ready to reinforce Nato-Russia borders (ANDREW RETTMAN, 3/31/14, Eu Observer)

 Germany has said its air force is ready to increase security on Nato's border with Russia, despite Moscow's promise not to escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

A German defence ministry spokeswoman told the Reuters news agency on Sunday (30 March) "the army could take part in flights to patrol airspace with Awacs machines [surveillance planes] over Romania and Poland as well as training flights in the framework of a Nato air policing mission over Baltic states".

The statement comes after Denmark and the US in the past few weeks agreed to send more than a dozen extra F-16 fighter jets to the region.
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