I was 13, when the Kosovo war started. Seen from Italy this conflict seemed very near. It was, after all, the first televised war in Europe, with Nato fighter jets taking off from Italian bases, and refugees fleeing the conflict, seeking safety on Italian soil.
So it feels strange to see tensions raising again in the area, hear talks of a new war in the Balkans. A bit like one of those horrendous B-movies where zombies and other ancient menacing things pop out of the earth, to hunt us.
The first trial for war crimes of a Russian soldier has started. Vadim Shishimarin, a tank commander, has pleaded guilty.
The Ukrainian sunflowers are burning, but not all is lost.
Cyberwarfare is yet another weapon that can end – and maybe already is – in the wrong hands.
The endless tragedy of refugees fleeing from war, all over the world
Is anybody keeping an eye on small-time despot Lukashenko?
While everyone is worried about Ukraine, he calls for a constitutional referendum that would allow him to stay in power until 2035