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Russian Soldier Killed Eight; NATO’s Military Buildup Poses Threat to Arctic Security

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 25 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Russian soldier has nervous break down, shoots eight dead

A Russian conscript serving in the far east of the country shot dead eight other soldiers and badly injured two others on Friday after having a nervous breakdown, the Defence Ministry said, the Interfax news agency reported.

The conscript has been detained, the ministry said, and the two injured troops are being treated in a military hospital. Their lives are not in danger.

The incident occurred at a military facility in the far east of the country in the Zabaikalsk region.

The Defence Ministry statement reported by Interfax did not say why the conscript had suffered a nervous breakdown, but said the shooting had occurred at a time when the guard was being changed at the base.

NATO’s military buildup poses threat to Arctic security, says Lavrov

NATO’s activities to strengthen its military infrastructure along Russia’s borders is negatively affecting the security situation in the Far North, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following a meeting with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide on Friday.

“We are concerned about NATO’s determination to expand its military facilities to the east, closer to the Russian border. It is negatively affecting the situation in the Far North,” Lavrov pointed out.

The Russian top diplomat reiterated that Moscow had proposed measures to ensure security across Europe.

Lavrov also announced the resumption of defense contacts between Russia and Norway.

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