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Albania's Soviet-Era 'Stalin City' Air Base Reopens For NATO Jets

NATO member Albania, which has no fighter jets of its own, opened a repurposed Soviet-era air base to serve alliance aircraft as tensions over Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine rattle the region.

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In 2019, RFE/RL's Balkan Service marked 25 years of reporting in one of the world’s most contested regions, championing professionalism and moderation in a media landscape that is sharply divided along ethnic and partisan lines.