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Ukraine Ad Hoc Media Update (33)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> A deluge of reports on the Azov Sea and Ukraine’s accelerated campaign to get naval capability into the theatre, while Russian provocations continue; Update on Crimea; A multiplicity of interviews and public comments by Amb Volker; UK SECDEF Williamson visits Ukraine with a UK delegation, meets political… Continue reading Ukraine Ad Hoc Media Update (33)

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Russia Losing the War of the Churches (5)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another update and some interesting backgrounders. Russia is ramping up its propaganda campaign. TASS: Society & Culture – Ukrainian Church autocephaly to break up unity of Orthodox world, says bishop Granting of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will not help… Continue reading Russia Losing the War of the Churches (5)

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Russia Losing the War of the Churches (4)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another update. Possibly most interesting are reports the Belarusian church wants to split from the Muscovian church – evidently the relationship has been strained for some time, and the recent conviction of a Russian Orthodox priest on charges of pimping and human trafficking did not help. Excellent analysis… Continue reading Russia Losing the War of the Churches (4)

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The Glazyev Tapes, Origins of the Donbas Conflict, and Minsk Agreements


Clearly, Russia supported this operation, to take over Crimea and Donbas, since before the beginning. Russia broke a multitude of international laws in doing so and should be named, shamed, and blamed. Excellent article by Andreas Umland.   </end editorial> by Andreas Umland  |  on September 13th, 2018 What are the origins of the armed conflict that has… Continue reading The Glazyev Tapes, Origins of the Donbas Conflict, and Minsk Agreements

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Russia’s “Third Rome concept … is collapsing like a house of cards”


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. One of the favorite Russian propagandist’s phrases is being torn asunder, Moscow as the “Third Rome”.  It no longer has a basis in reality and has always been a false construct.  Now that the Orthodox Church of Ukraine is about to receive autocephaly, they will split from the Russian… Continue reading Russia’s “Third Rome concept … is collapsing like a house of cards”

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Ukraine Ad Hoc Media Update (32)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Excellent WashPost interview by Pres Poroshenko; Multiple statements and interview by Amb Volker; YES conference in Kyiv; Donbass fires continue, evidence of a buildup under way including the latest EW systems; TV and FM radio broadcasting EW; Update on DPR turmoil; Ukrainians break Russian encryption and exploit… Continue reading Ukraine Ad Hoc Media Update (32)

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Black Sea / Azov Sea Ad Hoc Update (2)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Most interesting developments on this front: Amb Volker again suggests US may supply lethal capabilities to enhance Ukrainian naval capabilities; Denmark may supply three surplus Standard Flex 300 patrol vessels, these can be re-configured for AGM-84 Harpoon and RIM-7 Sea Sparrow; Ukraine deploys new Gyurza M class… Continue reading Black Sea / Azov Sea Ad Hoc Update (2)