China dismissed on Saturday Germany’s request to accede to the terms of the 1987 Intermedia-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Chinese officials argued that their army’s defensive capabilities would be severely strained from possible membership to the current mandate of the INF Treaty.
Russia prepares to conduct a real-time evaluation of its cyber-defence capabilities by putting the internet temporarily on hold.
Russia and Turkey pledged to implement decisive countermeasures to secure the demilitarised zone around the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria.
Armenia dispatched a humanitarian relief mission on Syria to assist in demining operations and provide emergency medical services to citizens in need.
Russian Ambassador in Rome, Sergey Razov claimed in an interview that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the Italian Prime Minister’s offer to visit Italy in the first half of 2019.
French President Emmanuel Macron dismissed the presence of a Franco-German crisis on Friday, consenting to the German request to pursue the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
In an unexpected move, the Kremlin endorsed on Wednesday the reimbursement of €38 million to Cuba for modernising its military arsenal.
France tested the firepower capabilities of a recently-developed nuclear missile.
The Black Sea resort of Sochi will host the three heads of Iran, Russia and Turkey on 14 February.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg publicly reassured the international community on Friday that the Atlantic Alliance does not intend to deploy new land-based nuclear missiles in Europe in the short-run.