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)
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
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
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?
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
Russia violated the human rights of anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, a leading opponent of President Vladimir Putin, by holding him under house arrest for a lengthy spell in 2014, Europe’s top rights court said Tuesday. The ruling by the Strasbourg-based court was welcomed as a victory by Navalny, who has sought to expose top-level graft… Continue reading Navalny hails ‘victory’ as European rights court condemns Russia
Share Tweet Forward 8 April 2019 *SPECIAL EDITION* European Elections: Are We Ready? In May, EU citizens will choose their representatives to the European Parliament. The choice we make at the ballot box will have a substantial impact on how the EU works for the next five years.In the EU, the right to vote also… Continue reading EU East StratCom Task Force: European Elections: Are We Ready? – Disinformation Review Special Edition