Category Ukraine

Ukraine Is Moscow’s Guinea Pig: Russia Uses Its Neighbor To Hone Its Aggressive Tactics And Test Whether Rivals Are Willing To Fight Back

Ukraine Is Moscow’s Guinea Pig: Russia Uses Its Neighbor To Hone Its Aggressive Tactics And Test Whether Rivals Are Willing To Fight Back http://www.fortunascorner.com      Adrian Karatnycky, who is a Co-Director of The Ukraine In Europe Program at the Atlantic Council, has an Op-Ed in this morning’s (Nov. 29, 2018) Wall Street Journal, with the title […]

Russia To Deploy New Missiles To Crimea As Ukraine Tensions Rise

WORLD NEWS NOVEMBER 28, 2018 / 4:22 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO Russia To Deploy New Missiles To Crimea As Ukraine Tensions Rise Andrew Osborn, Anton Zverev 4 MIN READ ·           ·           MOSCOW/KERCH, Crimea, (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it would send more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea and a […]

“Russia Spits On Everything.” Ukrainian Sailors Arrested In Simferopol

“Russia Spits On Everything.” Ukrainian Sailors Arrested In Simferopol 45 minutes ago ·         Anton Naumlyuk ·         Mark Krutov ·         Alexandra Wagner One of the detained Ukrainian sailors before the beginning of the trial in Simferopol on November 27 The Kyiv District Court of Simferopol arrested for a month and 29 days, until January 25, 2019, six Ukrainian sailors detained […]

Russia’s Provocations In The Sea of Azov: What Should Be Done?

November 26, 2018 Russia’s Provocations In The Sea of Azov: What Should Be Done? By Stephen Blank Seized Ukrainian ships, small armoured artillery ships and a tug boat, are seen anchored in a port of Kerch, Crimea November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Pavel RebrovOn November 25 Russian vessels blocked Ukrainian ones from entering the Sea of Azov, […]

U.S. Spycraft And Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion In A Key Balkans Vote

Excerpts: U.S. Spycraft And Stealthy Diplomacy Expose Russian Subversion In A Key Balkans Vote By Eric Schmitt, Helene Cooper, www.nytimes.com View Original October 9th, 2018 WASHINGTON — For years, Ivan Savvidis has been the Kremlin’s man in Greece. A Greek-Russian billionaire, a former member of the Russian Duma and the owner of a professional Greek soccer team, Mr. […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.com View Original August 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event […]

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare thecipherbrief.com Daniel HoffmanFormer CIA Chief of Station Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia justified its military action based on countering Georgia’s aggression- President Medvedev’s called […]

How Moscow’s GRU Spy Agency Targets The West – From Cyber Space To Salisbury

Interesting excerpts: By Andrew Roth In Moscow, www.theguardian.com View Original August 6th, 2018 ‘The Tower’, a GRU building in Khimki, Moscow, named by Robert Mueller as the base of one of the GRU units that interfered in the 2016 US election. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP In Russia’s shadow war with the west, one intelligence agency keeps making headlines. […]

Wargaming Moscow’s Virtual Battlefield: Parts I, & II

Excerpts: Bottom Line: Russian involvement in the information domain includes electronic warfare, espionage and active measures such as disinformation, propaganda, psychological pressure, destabilization of society and influence of foreign media. The aim is to sow doubt and division amongst strategically targeted societies with the longer-term objective of boosting Moscow’s comparative power and influence across the […]

Russia Is Preparing For War, British Military Experts Warn

Excerpts: Pointing to Russia’s recent military campaigns, and the nerve agent attack on a former KGB agent in Wiltshire in March – blamed on the Kremlin – Gen Carleton-Smith added: “Their lack of respect for weakness, especially military weakness, hasn’t changed one bit, and as we’ve become more sceptical about the necessity or advantage of […]