Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter to Speaker of the Federation Council (the upper house of Russian parliament) Sergei Mironov, in which he proposed that the Federation Council extend the mandate of the Russian collective peacekeepers in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, reported the press service of the Russian president.
"Taking into account the role and interest of the Russian Federation in settling the conflict, I believe it expedient to extend the mandate of the Russian peacekeeping contingent (with the numerical strength of up to 3,000) in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict until one of the conflicting sides comes out for stopping the operation," the letter says.
In June, the Baltic States will hold BALTOPS and Saber Strike 2018 drills. A US Armored Brigade will be deployed in Europe for the purpose - no less than 4,000 soldiers
The import of liquefied natural gas from the United States will not grow, even if Germany exits the Nord Stream-2 project, German Minister of Economy and Energy Peter Altmeier said