Category Archives: Ukraine Crisis

How did we miss that? – TTG

A heated exchange between Senator King and DIA Director General Berrier on whether the intel community failed to predict/understand Ukraine’s will to fight.  Berrier: “there was never an intelligence community assessment that said the Ukrainians lack the will to fight.” … Continue reading

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Russians dumping their dead in Donetsk?

“Russian authorities in Ukraine’s occupied city of Donetsk are tossing the bodies of their dead soldiers in a secret dump “by the thousands” and charging their loved ones money to find them. That’s according to a new audio recording released by Ukraine’s Security … Continue reading

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“Russian Guided Weapons Miss the Mark, US Defense Officials Say” – TTG

On Monday morning, as columns of armored vehicles and soldiers paraded through Moscow in celebration of Russia’s 1945 victory over Germany in World War II, one element of Russian military power was conspicuously missing: its warplanes. And though officials blamed … Continue reading

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Poor Vlad – nothing works.

“A salvo of missiles brought the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine to Fastiv, a quiet town abounding with flowering cherry trees and set in sweeping farmland hundreds of kilometers from the front lines. The strike on April 28, which injured two … Continue reading

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Putins Victory Day Speech Posted By Walrus

Putin didn’t declare war or general mobilisation. He announced increased assistance for military orphans. The official translation is at the link. http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/68366 Comment: Summary: “Our cause is just.” Sometimes less is more. Over to you.

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Kamil Galeev on Russian Mobilization – TTG

Comment: This is an abridged (by me) version of a Twitter thread by Kamil Galeev. His bio from the Wilson Center says this about him: “Kamil Galeev is an independent researcher and a journalist residing in Moscow. His main focus … Continue reading

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What is Putin planning for May 9th?

“Ukraine’s defense ministry posted a list of more than 200 high-ranking Russian military officials who have been sent to Mariupol to monitor the security situation.  Officials have said that Putin will use the parade as an attempt to prove his … Continue reading

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ISW RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 6 – TTG

The Ukrainian counteroffensive north and east of Kharkiv city secured further gains in the last 24 hours and may successfully push Russian forces out of artillery range of Kharkiv in the coming days. Ukrainian forces captured several settlements north and east … Continue reading

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“On Popasna, 1 May 2021” – TTG

Arm chair analysts are again accusing me of spreading Ukrainian propaganda, but, alas, you cannot escape the truth. The situation now has changed there, aviation was used and half the town was captured. I was not in Popasna, but I … Continue reading

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Yes. So what?

The United States helped the Ukrainian armed forces kill “many” of the Russian generals who have died in combat during the Russia-Ukraine war, through the sharing of intelligence, anonymous senior American officials told The New York Times. U.S. intelligence officials reportedly … Continue reading

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