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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (231)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Muscovy ramps up Su-57E PAK-FA export campaign, no doubt aiming to entice Erdogan into another self-serving executive decision to display his pique, this time over being cast out from the F-35 program. Incoming EC President Dr von der Leyengives Russia the bad news – no more Juncker… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (231)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (230)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> NATO update. Strategy essays. Russian defense industry in difficulty. Turkey update – cost of suspending Turkish participation in F-35 program is US$500M+. Russian meddling in Europe updates – the Italy case is fascinating as the Italian politicians appear to be blaming Ukraine for Russian sins. Over twenty… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (230)

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Rebels without a Cause: Russia’s Proxies in Eastern Ukraine


Teaser:   Russia and the separatists it backs in Ukraine’s east are no longer quite on the same page, especially since the Kremlin abandoned ideas of annexing the breakaway republics or recognising their independence. The rift gives the new Ukrainian president an opportunity for outreach to the east’s embattled population, including by relaxing the trade embargo. Related… Continue reading Rebels without a Cause: Russia’s Proxies in Eastern Ukraine

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New Book (4): Armies of Russia’s War in Ukraine


New book by Mark Galeotti! </end editorial> It’s actually been out a couple of weeks now, but a quick note that my latest Osprey book, on this dismal, running conflict, is now out. The usual Osprey approach: some history, some analysis, orders of battle (I was quite pleased with the listings of forces on both… Continue reading New Book (4): Armies of Russia’s War in Ukraine

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 180130UTC July 2019


UKR MoD summary, 170700 July 2019 (in Ukrainian) JFO: МAP – 17.07.2019 (UKR NSDC) “Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 16 July 2019” “Ukrainian forces fire 51.5 tons of rounds since previous Contact Group meeting – JCCC” (pro_RUS rebel info-machine) “Russian-led forces fire banned… Continue reading MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update as of 180130UTC July 2019

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (229)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Geneva arms control talks. Finns harassed by VKS while Gen Goldfein visits. Greece threatened over S-300PMU1 / SA-20A disclosures. Baltics update. Schmitt on US SOF training to defeat LGMs. Much on Turkey, again. More bluster from Erdogan who appears determined to separate from the West – his… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (229)

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Ukraine’s envoy to UN: “Russia not in position to tell us what language we should speak”


Russia is waging a total hybrid war on Ukraine, using every tool available as a weapon.  Now Russia is trying to use the UN to attempt to manipulate the use of the Ukrainian language inside Ukraine. It boggles the mind that Russia would even attempt this.   Says Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Volodymyr… Continue reading Ukraine’s envoy to UN: “Russia not in position to tell us what language we should speak”