Amid Ukraine crisis, NATO sends planes, ships to eastern Europe:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: Amid the rising tensions over Russia’s military buildup around Ukraine, NATO allies have put forces on standby and sent ships and fighter jets to bolster Europe’s eastern defences.   What is the conflict all about? Tensions between Ukraine and …

Ukraine Issue

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and neighbourhood relations.   Ukraine Issue Context: The United States, NATO and Ukrainian officials have been making statements for nearly two weeks, referring to what they say are unusual Russian troop movements in the proximity of Ukraine.   What is the conflict all about? Tensions between Ukraine and Russia, both …