In a previous investigation, Bellingcat and its investigative partner The Insider reported on the presence of a senior GRU officer, Denis Sergeev aka “Sergey Fedotov”, in Bulgaria at the time when a Bulgarian arms manufacturer collapsed into a coma following what was identified as poisoning by an unknown neuroparalytic substance.
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The Russian state-owned enterprise “Rosatom” is building Belarus’ first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ostrovets, about 50 km away from Vilnius, Lithuania. While Vilnius sees Ostrovets as a national security threat, which derives from the lack of transparency on the Belarus NPP side and the fact that the NPP does not meet international safety standards.
Vladimir Putin wishes he had an alliance like NATO. The alliance provides a remarkably resilient framework in which nations and leaders who share common values can pursue collective security interests yet still engage in contentious arguments and disagreements about important issues, without seriously eroding the cohesion that is NATO’s center of gravity.