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Russia / New Administration Media Ad Hoc – 25 Feb 2017


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The alarming addition that I’ve been observing, is the number of people promoting Le Pen. Obviously, the Russian advertising and promotion is working. 

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No major developments overnight, but again a lot of interesting reports, essays, analyses and OpEds on all current threads involving Russia and Ukraine. Excellent interviews with Prof Karber and Dr Kuzio. Donbass bombardment continues.

Some interesting and some very funny Youtube clips from Ukraine.

Goble essay on Russian and FSU Jihadists now in ISIS is a must read, and not the first time this matter has been raised. A Russian defector was reported in Ukrainian media to have discussed this at great lengths last year.

POTUS CPAC speech criticising MSM is important as it was factually correct, and reflects the runaway MSM practice of putting an appealing, attractive or clickbaitish narrative ahead of facts – a pandemic in Western MSM.

Polling now suggests most Americans do want ties between Administration and Russia investigated, showing that Russia has made itself now quite politically toxic in America. It would be an unusually brave politician in the US who would seriously propose any kind of reconciliation with Russia. With multiple elections coming up in Europe this year, Russia may become also very politically toxic in Europe by the end of the year.

 


Phillip Karber: Ukraine faces Russia’s ‘new-generation warfare’ | The Ukrainian Weekly

KYIV – Dr. Phillip Karber never projected that Ukraine would be able to withstand Russian military aggression for as long as it has – three years already. The president of the Potomac Foundation, an independent policy center in Virginia, said Ukraine’s army has “substantially improved” since Moscow engineered an armed uprising in the easternmost regions […]

The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow – POLITICO Magazine

A quarter century after the Cold War, the Pentagon is worried about Russia’s military prowess all over again.

Taras Kuzio | “Putin’s War Against Ukraine and Why it Backfired” – YouTube

Canadian-based researcher Taras Kuzio discusses the war in Donbas, how it has shaped Ukrainian identity, and how Ukraine is viewed both in Russia and the We…

Don’t Forget the Russia Sanctions Are Russia’s Fault | Foreign Policy

Don’t Forget the Russia Sanctions Are Russia’s Fault « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

The Road to Power in Ukraine Runs Through Donald Trump | Foreign Policy

The Road to Power in Ukraine Runs Through Donald Trump « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

Everyone Seems To Have A Peace Plan For Ukraine

KYIV — It seems that peace plans for Ukraine are everywhere these days.&nbsp; Amid a recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine and yet another failed cease-fire in the nearly 3-year-old conflic…

The Kremlin and Russia’s regional governments are at odds. That’s a problem for Putin. – The Washington Post

The regional debt crisis is threatening Russia’s centralized authority.

What’s with Those Missiles the Russians Just Moved?We gave the Pentagon a call.Russia falls out of love with Trump as reality sinks in

US president all but vanishes from state TV news as hopes of detente begin to fade

Le Pen BLASTS EU & pledges ‘not to forget Russia’s WW2 sacrifice’ | World | News | Express.co.uk

MARINE Le Pen has slammed the EU for “giving the order” to forget the sacrifice made by Russia during Second World War.

Russian-backed rebels are back on the offensive in Ukraine – VICE News

Militants step up attacks by evening, 71 cases registered, – ATO Staff

24.02.17 23:15 – Militants step up attacks by evening, 71 cases registered, – ATO Staff The number of attacks on Ukrainian positions in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone has increased to 71. View news.

16 Ukrainian soldiers wounded yesterday, – ATO Staff

25.02.17 10:13 – 16 Ukrainian soldiers wounded yesterday, – ATO Staff Russian hybrid forces still violate cease-fire in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone. View news.

Donetsk filtration station halted, personnel evacuated, – MoD

25.02.17 00:00 – Donetsk filtration station halted, personnel evacuated, – MoD The Donetsk filtration station has been in the area of massive attacks by Russian occupation forces for two days now. During this period, station’s facilities suffered considerable damage. View news.

“DPR” militants shoot at OSCE monitors, seize UAV | UNIAN

OSCE Chief Monitor in Ukraine has condemned&nbsp;targeting&nbsp;of monitors and seizure of the SMM&rsquo;s unmanned aerial vehicle by &ldquo;DPR&rdquo; militants, the SMM press service wrote on Facebook. News 24 February from UNIAN.

Two militants committed suicide in ATO zone, – Intelligence

25.02.17 14:21 – Two militants committed suicide in ATO zone, – Intelligence Several suicides of pro-Russian militants reported in the occupied Donbas. View news.

Anti-tank artillery units conduct drills in Kherson region. PHOTOS

24.02.17 22:48 – Anti-tank artillery units conduct drills in Kherson region. PHOTOS Anti-tank artillery units of Pivden Operations Command took part in an exercise in the Kherson region. View photo news.

Savchenko Visits Ukraine Areas Held By Separatists In Bid To Free Prisoners

Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko visited areas of eastern Ukraine held by Russia-backed separatists on February 24 to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, irking many of her compatriots in Kyiv. …

SBU to probe whether Savchenko incited ATO troops “to overthrow criminal government”

The Security Service of Ukraine will verify the reports on MP Nadia Savchenko&rsquo;s alleged instigation of the Ukrainian military to leave their defensive positions in Donbas in favor of taking part in a coup in Kyiv, according to SBU spox Olena Hitlyanska. News 24 February from UNIAN.

SBU found out mechanism of financing of ‘LPR’ militants by Russian authorities

25.02.17 11:23 – SBU found out mechanism of financing of ‘LPR’ militants by Russian authorities Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) officers has exposed the mechanism of financing of ‘LPR’ (so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’) organization by the Russian government. View news.

Ukraine seeks end to paralysing coal strike | Business Standard News

Read more about Ukraine seeks end to paralysing coal strike on Business Standard. Ukraine has said that it was seeking a compromise with nationalist activists who were cutting off coal and other trade between the ex-Soviet republic and its Russian-backed separatist east. President Petro Poroshenko warned last week that

Russian Orthodox Church losing support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church – YouTube

Excerpt from the Q&A session, “Connecting Ukraine’s Past and Present: From Holodomor to the War in the Donbas”, Washington, D.C., USA, 21 February 2017. – Ru…

CAVAN HOGUE. Ukraine – a pox on both your houses? | John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

Administrators of Blue Whale suicidal game released, – source

25.02.17 12:01 – Administrators of Blue Whale suicidal game released, – source Two medical college students were apprehended yesterday in Kyiv. View news.

Stalin’s forced famine: Melbourne pensioner Fedir Habelko recalls brutal regime in Ukraine | Herald Sun

WHEN Fedir Habelko was a young teenager in his native Ukraine in the early 1930s he witnessed one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century.

The ‘unpatriotic’ post on Facebook that meant I finally had to flee Russia | World news | The Guardian

I was already used to abuse, but after I wrote about a Russian military plane crash, a frightening campaign against me began

Information wars: Eastern Ukraine military conflict coverage in the Russian, Ukrainian and U.S. newscasts – To Inform is to Influence

Nataliya Roman Wayne Wanta Iuliia Buniak   First Published January 17, 2017 research-article

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1748048516682138

Abstract The war in Eastern Ukraine is happening on the battlefield as well as in the informational realm. The two sides of this military conflict, Russia and Ukraine, are trying to shape public opinion in their own countries as well as…

NATO: New Research Division Publication – Protecting Falsehoods With a Bodyguard of Lies: Putin’s Use of Information Warfare – To Inform is to Influence

24 Feb. 2017 Last updated: 24 Feb. 2017 14:31 Français Research Paper 136: “Protecting Falsehoods With a Bodyguard of Lies: Putin’s Use of Information Warfare”, by Deborah Yarsike Ball. Dear Reader, Russia’s use of information warfare to defeat its adversaries has a long history. However, whereas previously information warfare was an adjunct to Russian statecraft,…

The Next Phase Of Russian Information Warfare – To Inform is to Influence

From 5 May 2016, but I had not noticed it previously.  </end editorial> The Next Phase Of Russian Information Warfare Keir Giles NATO STRATCOM COE In the 18 months since Russia’s seizure of Crimea, Western understanding of Russian information warfare techniques has developed beyond all recognition. From the preserve of a few isolated specialists, study of…

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster

Have you heard? A tiny bug in Cloudflare’s code has led an unknown quantity of data—including passwords, personal information, messages, cookies, and more—to leak all over the internet. If you haven’t heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability, keep reading. This is a scary big deal.


Glory to Ukraine: Viral video welcomes Trump in his own words (Video)

The Ukrainian television news service TSN has produced and shared a viral video welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump in his own words, according to tsn.ua. News 25 February from UNIAN.

America first, Ukraine second! | Америка перша, Україна друга! – YouTube

Response to “The Netherlands welcome Trump in his own words” Сайт ТСН.ua приєднується до естафети коротких пародійних відео, у яких уряди різних країн нібито…

America First, Ukraine Second [Official] – YouTube

Response to “The Netherlands welcome Trump in his own words” Сайт ТСН.ua приєднується до естафети коротких пародійних відео, у яких уряди різних країн нібито…

Meet One of the Female Soldiers Fighting in Eastern Ukraine – YouTube

Ukrainian women have played a vital role in the country’s armed forces. At the start of the Russia’s war in the Donbas Ukrainian women served in combat only …

The Service Dogs of Donbas – YouTube

Thousands of animals that have lost their homes in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. But many have now found the perfect home in the arms of Ukrainian service…

Stray Animals Get New Owners Among Ukrainian Soldiers on the Frontline – YouTube

Thousands of animals that have lost their homes in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. But many have now found the perfect home in the arms of Ukrainian service…

Dogs And Cats of Warzone – YouTube

Ukrainian soldiers are finding friends on the frontline. He walks on four legs and helps his fellow comrade to survive : meet Max, the dog of war.

UkeTube – YouTube

Excerpt from the Q&A session, “Connecting Ukraine’s Past and Present: From Holodomor to the War in the Donbas”, Washington, D.C., USA, 21 February 2017. – Ru…

Russian President Vladimir Putin hates Ukraine deeply, sincerely – YouTube

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, 53rd Munich Security Conference, Munich, Germany 17 February 2017. – Vladimir Putin hates Ukraine

Russian propaganda sowed stereotype of anti-semitism – YouTube

Preview of remarks by Prof. Victoria Khiterer on “Jewish City or Inferno of Russian Israel?: A History of the Jews in Kiev before February 1917”, Millersvill…

Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising – YouTube

Full interview with Prof. Amelia M. Glaser on “Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising”, by Amelia M. Glas…


Trump Administration Poised to Collide With Russia Over Syrian Chemical Weapons | Foreign Policy

Trump Administration Poised to Collide With Russia Over Syrian Chemical Weapons « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

Quigley Slams Trump’s Response to Russia During Ukraine Trip | NBC Chicago

During a trip to Ukraine this week alongside members of the intelligence community, Rep. Mike Quigley expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s failure to react to Russian aggression in the region…

Top general worries: Turkey and Russia might attack US-backed forces | Washington Examiner

U.S.-backed forces in Syria might be in danger of attack from Russia or even NATO ally Turkey, according to a top American general. That’s the question, Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle replied Friday when asked if he’s worried about Russia attacking U.S.-backed forces after the American-led coalition recaptures Raqqa and other Islamic State strongholds in Syria. What about the Turks and the Kurds? I mean, it’s the same discussion, right? Carlisle, the head of Air Combat Command, said during a breakfast meeting with reporters. And so, yeah, I don’t know the answer to that — as we take ISIS out — what the Russian intention is, what the Syrian regime intention is, what the Turkish intention is, what the Iraq intention is with respect to their sectarian challenges with the Kurds and the Sunnis. A Turkish attack on U.S.-backed forces could mark a dramatic escalation of tensions between the United States and a NATO ally, particularly if it happened in conjunction with Russian military action. Such a development is conceivable nonetheless because of the tangled web of ethnic, sectarian and political rivalries that makes the Syrian civil war one of the most complex crises in the world.

Putin Now Fears a Threat He Helped Create – 4,000 Russian Citizens Fighting for ISIS – To Inform is to Influence

Friday, February 24, 2017 Paul Goble Staunton, February 24 – Vladimir Putin told Russian military leaders yesterday that Moscow now estimates that there are some 4,000 Russian citizens and 5,000 citizens of other CIS countries fighting for ISIS in Syria and that in the event that they return home from the Middle East, they constitute…

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect ‘was paid $90 for baby oil prank’ – BBC News

Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah interviewed over death of North Korean leader’s half-brother.

In Kim Jong-nam’s Death, North Korea Lets Loose a Weapon of Mass Destruction – The New York Times

The assassination by VX nerve agent is a stark reminder that in addition to nuclear arms, Pyongyang has an arsenal of chemical and biological weapons.

 

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