Category Archives: Ukraine Crisis

“Vladimir Putin removes Sergei Shoigu from Russian defence ministry”

BBC – Russian President Vladimir Putin is to remove his long-standing ally Sergei Shoigu as defence minister, the Kremlin has announced. The 68-year-old had been in the role since 2012 and will be replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, … Continue reading

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Russia can lose this war by Timothy Snyder

On Thursday Russia will celebrate Victory Day, its commemoration of the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. Domestically, this is nostalgia. In the 1970s, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev created a cult of victory. Russia under Putin has continued the tradition. Abroad, this is … Continue reading

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Tatarigami’s assessment of the situation at Chasiv Yar and Ocheretyne

Russian forces have gained tactically near Ocheretyne and Chasiv Yar, and have attempted a large assault towards Sivers’k. Frontelligence Insight provides a concise analysis of the current situation in this thread. According to on-the-ground reports, occasional Russian groups have temporarily … Continue reading

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The battle for Ocheretyne

The 47th Mechanized Brigade is one of the Ukrainian army’s best brigades. Equipped with American-made armored vehicles and trained to NATO standards, it fights like the best NATO brigades fight: swiftly, violently and often at night. But this prowess is … Continue reading

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Three Seas Summit: Vilnius 2024

On Thursday [11 April], President Gitanas Nausėda chaired the plenary session of the ninth summit of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) in Vilnius. In his address, the President stressed that the current geopolitical situation has given the Three Seas Initiative … Continue reading

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ISW on the developing Ukrainian defense industrial base and Russias strikes on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that Russia’s ongoing strike campaign against Ukrainian energy facilities aims in part to devastate the Ukrainian defense industry, confirming ISW’s ongoing assessment that Russian strikes against Ukrainian energy facilities aim to degrade Ukrainian defense industrial … Continue reading

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The situation and some possible courses of action … A Pat Lang post reposted from 26 February 2022

Reviewing the situation: The Russian Army has an active force of about 400,000. Half of those are draftees, conscripts if you like that term better. Between 150,000 and 200,000 have been committed to the Ukraine “project” by Putin and Company. … Continue reading

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It is hard to believe that one year has passed since our founder Col. Pat Lang, a voice of reason in these troubled times, passed away. We can only imagine what kinds of wisdom would have been forthcoming from his … Continue reading

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The Russians have Won And We Will All Be Better For It Opinion By Walrus.

Remember when this latest war started? Our esteemed leadership here and probably elsewhere told us that the Russians would lose because they were tactically backward, corrupt, led by incompetents and technically unsophisticated. They would be no match for the technically … Continue reading

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More provocation. An attack on a Moscow concert hall and mall by several persons has produced many casualties.

By Robert Willmann As if indiscriminate violence has not been enough starting at the Mediterranean Sea and going through Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and then up into Ukraine. Now an attack on a civilian entertainment and mall area in … Continue reading

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