Category Ukraine

Russia Pushes to Drastically Expand Its Influence Over Ukraine, Rest of Post-Soviet Space

Russia Pushes to Drastically Expand Its Influence Over Ukraine, Rest of Post-Soviet Space Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 37 By: Kseniya Kirillova March 23, 2020 05:25 PM Age: 6 mins Protest against Advisory Council in front of Presidential Office, Kyiv In recent months, the Kremlin dramatically stepped up efforts to push its interests and political […]

The Role Of Snipers In The Donbas Trench War

The Role of Snipers in the Donbas Trench War Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 26 By: Vera Zimmerman February 25, 2020 06:00 PM Age: 16 hours (Source: YouTube) In the positional war in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas, where enemy trenches are often only a hundred meters away from each other, snipers have a target-rich […]

Amid High-Level Personnel Reshuffle, Moscow Retains Hard-Nosed Policy Vis-à-Vis Ukraine

Amid High-Level Personnel Reshuffle, Moscow Retains Hard-Nosed Policy Vis-à-Vis Ukraine Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 23 By: Pavel Felgenhauer February 20, 2020 05:40 PM Age: 1 day (Source: Radio Free Europe) On February 18, President Vladimir Putin signed an ukaz (executive order) dismissing his long-time cohort and political advisor Vladislav Surkov (55). The Kremlin tradition known as nomenklatura requires […]

Anatomy Of A Lie: How Iran Covered Up The Downing Of An Airliner

Within minutes, the top commanders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards realized what they had done. And at that moment, they began to cover it up. For days, they refused to tell even President Hassan Rouhani, whose government was publicly denying that the plane had been shot down. When they finally told him, he gave them an […]

Data From Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May Have Used Twitter To Seize Crimea

Data from behind enemy lines: How Russia may have used Twitter to seize Crimea phys.org · by Christine Clark, University of California – San Diego Online discourse by users of social media suggests it can be used by governments as a source of military intelligence to estimate prospective casualties and costs incurred from occupying foreign territories. Credit: […]

Ukrainian Commercial Airliner Was Shot Down By Iranian Surface-To-Air Missile

Numerous media outlets are now reporting that U.S. Intelligence has determined that Iran shot down the Ukrainian commercial airliner on Wednesday. I posted a short note speculating that very thing; but, took my note down this morning after that possibility was rejected yesterday. As it turns out, I should have kept my note up. My […]

Ukraine Security Service Arrests ISIS Leader

https://www.svoboda.org/a/30274227.html The SBU announced the arrest of the Islamic State field commander. Who is he? 45 minutes ago ________________________________ [Albar Shishani (photo of SBU)] Albar Shishani (photo of SBU) The Security Service of Ukraine reported<https://ssu.gov.ua/ua/news/1/category/21/view/6716#.ICldEPHi.dpbs> the detention in the Kiev region of a senior member of the Islamic State terrorist group, Albara Shishani. He was […]

The UK Is Prepping Its Special Forces To Fight Russia’s “Little Green Men”

The UK Is Prepping Its Special Forces to Fight Russia’s “Little Green Men” Can London counter hybrid warfare? The National Interest · by Michael Peck · July 13, 2019 The core of Britain’s special forces is the Special Air Service (SAS) regiment, the Special Boat Service (SBS) and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), which carries out covert surveillance. […]

American Commandos Gear Up For New Shadow War With Russia

American Commandos Gear Up for New Shadow War With Russia The New York Times · by Eric Schmitt · July 12, 2019 A V-22 Osprey aircraft flying during an exercise with NATO special forces troops last month in Hungary.CreditNanna Heitmann for The New York Times SZOLNOK, Hungary — Secretive, behind-the-lines mission rehearsals and other operations by 1,400 American […]

Investigators Name 4 Top Suspects Behind MH17 Crash (Shootdown)

Investigators Name 4 Top Suspects Behind MH17 Crash 4 hours ago  Robin van Lonkhuijsen / TASS A team of international prosecutors has launched the first criminal proceedings against four suspects in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the Russia-Ukraine border nearly five years ago. MH17 was shot down in July 2014 over […]