Ukraine crisis, 1962 Cuban missile crisis share disturbing similarities
Now with tensions at their worst since the Cold War ended three decades ago, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Russia may be forced to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe in response to what it sees as NATO’s plans to do the same.
A Canadian military training instructor demonstrates a magazine loading technique to Ukrainian soldiers during Operation Unifier in Starychi, Ukraine in 2017. NATO continues to send more forces including members of the Canadian Armed Forces to Operation Reassurance in Central and Eastern Europe in order to signal its willingness to deter and reinforce NATO’s collective defence, writes Erika Simpson. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence