Russian FM Sergei Lavrov claims Russia will no longer participate in Russia-NATO meetings, but this statement raises more questions than provides answers.
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> DPRK to form closer relations with Russia. Speculation Russia will export Su-57E PAK-FA to PLA. Claims two more Borei SSBNs to be built as SSGNs. Two mothballed Kirov CGNs to be scrapped instead of upgraded. More on the scrapping of DELTAs and a VICTOR. FP on Russian… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (153)
Tom McCuin / Apr 22, 2019 The Department of Justice released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election” on Thursday. Predictably, it won’t be changing any minds. But it does reinforce one particular point that I’ve been making in this space for the last two years: Russia… Continue reading Russia: Adversary or Enemy? Depends on Your Definition of Cyber Attack.
ALYSSA FOOTE NEARLY THREE YEARS after the mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers began disemboweling the NSA’s hackers and leaking their hacking tools onto the open web, Iran’s hackers are getting their own taste of that unnerving experience. For the last month, a mystery person or group has been targeting a top Iranian hacker team, dumping their secret… Continue reading A Mystery Agent Is Doxing Iran’s Hackers And Dumping Their Code
Marvels one columnist: ‘Imagine, a pure-blooded Jew with the appearance of a Sholom Aleichem protagonist wins by a landslide in a country that glorifies Nazi criminals’ By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ 21 April 2019, 1:43 am Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky reacts after the announcement of the first exit poll results in the second round of… Continue reading Zelensky win makes Ukraine 1st country outside Israel with Jewish PM, president
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Very nice victory and concession statements by Zelenskiy and Poroshenko. Poroshenko is offering full support in transition (probably a first in Ukrainian politics), and will stay on as opposition leader. This whole election has followed a pattern much more like Western democracies than typical post-Soviet elections. Zelenskiy… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (152) – Addendum
Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Exit polls released shortly after voting ended at 20:00 hrs Kyiv time indicate that comedian Zelenskiy won around 72% of the votes, setting a record for a presidential election in Ukraine. As a number of Ukrainian analysts observed, this is a rebellion by the voting public against… Continue reading 21 April 2019 – Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (152) – Election Outcome