Tag: Fighters

Kremlin Will Ultimately Disown and Suppress Those Fighting For It in Ukraine to Save Itself, Mitrokhin Says

June 8, 2014

Staunton, June 7 – Russians of various kinds who are fighting on Moscow’s behalf in eastern Ukraine and who are heroes in the eyes of many Russians at home face a future they don’t expect: When Moscow does resolve the Ukrainian crisis, the Kremlin will disown and arrest them lest they become a threat to […]

Grozny Forcing Chechens to Fight for Russian Side in Ukraine

May 7, 2014

Staunton, May 7 The Chechen government of Ramzan Kadyrov almost certainly at the behest of Moscow is using threats and torture to get Chechens to go to Ukraine to fight for Russian separatist forces. A few have gone as losses have been reported. But resistance to this program is high. Oleg Leusenko, a Russian blogger, […]

Russia’s Arms Trade: Geopolitics and Economics

July 31, 2013

Among the many debates surrounding the endless bloodshed in Syria, one of the loudest has been over Russia’s defense of its sale of advanced anti-aircraft missiles (S-300) to the Assad regime. Pointing to the fact that the contracts were signed before the conflict, and justifying their fulfillment as legal under international law, the sale has nevertheless […]