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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (196)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Russia, sowing provocations around the world. Some things never change. </end editorial.> Evidently not wanting to be eclipsed in the media by D-Day, Russia played some foolish games in the Pacific. Zakharova states that “Normandy Landing Did Not Have a Decisive Impact on the Outcome of World War II”–… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (196)

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 151800UTC May 2019


by milnews.ca “A summary of the situation in the area of the operation of the Joint forces as of 18:00 on May 15, 2019” (UKR MoD, in Ukrainian) “JFO: МAP – 15.05.2019” (UKR NSDC) “Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 14 May 2019” “Kiev… Continue reading MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 151800UTC May 2019

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (156)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> NATO update. Russia lays down two more Gorshkov-Class FFGs – as they retire most larger surface combatants. Belarus update – POL crisis expands – if it was sabotage Russia has been successful but will accelerate Lukashenko’s intended transition to non-Russian crude, plus iSANS report. Notably, the architects… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (156)

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EU says Russia’s move with passports in Donbas another attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/10530891-eu-says-russia-s-move-with-passports-in-donbas-another-attack-on-ukraine-s-sovereignty.html


Putin, of course, denies this is an aggressive, provocative action. Putin denies Russia is provoking Ukraine with passports move – media Unian 25 April 2019 Russia does not do these type of actions altruistically, nothing is truly done to benefit Russians, those of Russian heritage, or those speaking Russian and living in Ukraine without a… Continue reading EU says Russia’s move with passports in Donbas another attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/politics/10530891-eu-says-russia-s-move-with-passports-in-donbas-another-attack-on-ukraine-s-sovereignty.html

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Russia’s Failure To Congratulate Zelensky Is Putin’s Failure


Russia is officially perplexed on how to respond to Ukraine’s election.   Putin Won’t Congratulate Zelenskiy On Ukraine Presidential Win, Kremlin Says The Moscow Times 22 April 2019 Why?  “It’s “too early” to talk about congratulating Zelenskiy or to comment on potential cooperation with Ukraine, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by Interfax, and Russia… Continue reading Russia’s Failure To Congratulate Zelensky Is Putin’s Failure

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Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive The Fuel Crisis?


Written by Andrew Korybko on 2019-04-17 It’s seemingly inexplicable to many that one of the world’s top oil exporters won’t help its “ally” survive the ever-worsening fuel crisis, but upon closer consideration and after much-needed critical thinking, it becomes clear that Russia intends to politicize this crisis in order to compel Syria into undertaking further concessions related to… Continue reading Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive The Fuel Crisis?

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Russia Censorship Of Internet Increases


The big news is that the Russian Duma passed a “Sovereign-Internet Bill” which mandates that Russian internet service providers must route Russian internet traffic through Russian control points – forming RU.net. RU.net will be a de facto Russian owned, supported, and controlled “IntraNet” as opposed to an Internet. Add to this that Russia is now… Continue reading Russia Censorship Of Internet Increases