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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (99)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Maidan shootings started five years ago On this day five years ago, the most tragic stage of the Revolution of Dignity began in Ukraine. </end editorial> Reports the Russian GLCM displayed publicly was not the nuclear-capable 9M729 / SSC-8. Russians claim further testing of the nuclear powered 9M730 Burevestnik… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (99)

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Newsweek: Russian Trolls Promoted Anti-Vaccination Propaganda That May Have Caused Measles Outbreak, Researcher Claims


The significant jump in Measles cases in the United States since Russian trolls began their surge in 2013/2014 is significant.  While not directly attributable, it is fairly clear that Russian trolls contributed to the anti-vaxxers. From When Was the Last Measles Death in the United States? Note of caution:  I can’t even certify that the source, Vaxopedia, wasn’t… Continue reading Newsweek: Russian Trolls Promoted Anti-Vaccination Propaganda That May Have Caused Measles Outbreak, Researcher Claims

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Russian duplicity in Venezuela


17 Feb 2019 07:55PM Russia’s Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela’s PDVSA: source Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk of the bank falling under U.S. sanctions, a Gazprombank source told Reuters on Sunday. MOSCOW: Russian lender Gazprombank… Continue reading Russian duplicity in Venezuela

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (98)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. It appears Russia is deliberately provoking a Ukrainian response with aggressive racetracks by combat aircraft and the open display of prohibited weapons along the contact line. </end editorial> UK SECDEF Williamson evidently getting under Muscovy’s skin. Muscovian INF theatrics continue. Wagner PMC widow denied benefits and complaining. Shevchenko on… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (98)

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (97)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Courtney and Shatz articulate very nicely what many Russian diaspora analysts have argued – the Chekist regime’s Make Russia Great Againcampaign is rapidly exsanguinating the Motherland. The new package of sanctions being prepared in the Senate has produced a strong reaction from Muscovy, indicating that it was well… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (97)

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Ukraine Crisis Media Center: Killings on Maidan: what we don’t know five years after the tragedy


Killings on Maidan: what we don’t know five years after the tragedy On February 18-20 Ukraine remembers the three bloodiest days of Maidan protests. In those days dozens of Maidan activists later called “Heaven’s Hundred” were killed. Year after year these are the days when Ukrainian media interview Serhiy Horbatuyk, head of the Department for… Continue reading Ukraine Crisis Media Center: Killings on Maidan: what we don’t know five years after the tragedy

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Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (96)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Dang.  Must read: Window on Eurasia — New Series: Putinism is a Genuinely New Threat and Not Simply a Revival of Earlier Ones, Yakovenko Says </end editorial> INF debate including NATO meeting deliberations, Fmr Pres Gorbachev oped in MT. US sanctions described by Muscovy as  “insane”, “reckless” and as “racketeering”,… Continue reading Ukraine / Russia Ad Hoc Media Update (96)