Tag: Russian Army

Putin has Brought the World to ‘the Brink of War’

December 14, 2015

Staunton, December 12 – By his orders to the Russian army to respond “harshly” to any challenge to them in Syria, Vladimir Putin has brought the world to “the brink of war,” in the words of Wacław Radziwinowicz, the Moscow correspondent of Warsaw’s influential Gazeta Wyborcza. The Polish journalist points out that Putin’s order for […]

Russian Army Currently ‘Unprepared for Modern War,’ Felgengauer Says

February 22, 2015

Staunton, February 22 – Russian forces fought in the Donbass the way Soviet forces fought “50 years ago,” a reflection of their lack of contemporary equipment and training and that they are so “unprepared for modern war” that in a war with NATO, they would suffer much the same fate as the Zulus against the […]

Ukrainian Fighting Causing Some Russians to Seek to Avoid the Draft

October 20, 2014

Staunton, October 13 – Despite claims by Russian officials that all is well with the draft in Russia and that in fact fewer young men are seeking to avoid service than in the past, claims often accompanied by pointing to the problems Ukraine is having filling the ranks, the situation in the Russian Federation with […]

Russian Soldiers’ Mothers Group Helping 7,000 Soldiers and Family Members Every Year

October 6, 2014

Staunton, October 3 – Few non-governmental organizations in the Russian Federation have done more to protect the interests of ordinary Russians against the irresponsible power of the Russian state than the Mother’s Right Foundation, which over the 20 years of its existence has helped 7,000 soldiers and their relatives from mistreatment each year. Over the […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 208: Second Russian ‘Humanitarian Convoy’ Crosses Into Ukraine

September 13, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map For […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 203: Poroshenko Heads To Mariupol

September 8, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map For […]

Russia This Week: Regular or Irregular Russian Army? (1-7 September)

September 6, 2014

Updated Daily. This week’s issue: – Presidential Human Rights Council Members Appeal to Investigative Committee on Missing Soldiers – Russian Defense Ministry Meets with Soldiers’ Mothers, Human Rights Advocates – Russian Soldier ‘Fighting as Insurgent’ Killed in Ukraine: Kyiv Post – Persecuted Russian Parliamentarian Ponomarev Decides to Remain Abroad – Cell Phone Messages of Moscow […]

Ukraine LiveBlog Day 194: ‘Humanitarian Corridor’ Uncertain for Evacuation of Ukrainian Soldiers

August 30, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map For […]