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Lavrov calls request of Moldovan president-elect to withdraw "Russian peacekeepers" from Transnistria an irresponsible demand

For three decades Russia has pretended that its military base on the Moldovan territory of Transnistria was a "peacekeeping force", despite several attempts by the Moldovan government to end its mandate, and accusations that it promoted separatism.
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Opinion: Turkey is the new major power in the South Caucasus

Turkey has challenged Russian monopoly in the South Caucasus. Ankara's deep military partnership with neighboring Azerbaijan, and its decision to openly support the latter during the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone significantly asserted its role in the conflict and the region, argues Fuad Shahabzov in this op-ed
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NATO Ministers will discuss increased Russian presence, including in Nagorno-Karabakh

Speaking at a press briefing on Monday ahead of the meeting NATO's Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg said Ministers will address Russia military build-up around the Alliance including in Belarus and Nagorno-Karabakh, and what more should be done to respond to Russia’s growing military activity. 
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New round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva this week

A new round of UN-mediated Syrian peace talks are starting this week in Geneva to agree on national principles before drafting a new constitution. Geir Pedersen, the United Nations special envoy for Syria, has been pushing towards revising Syria's constitution as a step towards ending the country's nine-year-old civil war.