This is a translation and compilation of a series of tweets on 7 November 2018 by Nicolas de Pedro on the announcement that Spain and Russia would form a group to work on cyber security. It came after Russian Defence Minister Sergei Lavrov's visit to Spain. Aside from the obvious incongruity of trying to partner with possibly the world's biggest cyber threat against cyber threats, Mr de Pedro doubts Spain will gain anything significant. Reproduced with Mr de Pedro's permission.
Recent allegations that the United States is running a biological weapons laboratory helped reveal a broader pattern of Kremlin disinformation.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's most recent visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina did not pass without spectacle. His claim in the capital city Sarajevo on 20 September, two weeks before the Bosnian general election, that Russia had no interest in meddling in Bosnia's internal politics, was undermined by his actions the very next day.
The Russian Orthodox Church’s reaction to its Ukrainian counterpart’s bid for independence confirms once again that is an arm of Kremlin foreign policy.
The phrase “military grade” keeps coming up when talking about chemical warfare materials. The last few years have seen repeated use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, where the vast majority of instances are war crimes committed by the Syrian state, as well as the unfortunate acts of Russian chemical terrorism in and around Salisbury in England.