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Russia Lacks Resources for Occupation of Eastern Ukraine, Moscow Military Expert Says

August 29, 2014

Staunton, August 29 – The Russian military has the ability to seize Donetsk and Lugansk if no one provides assistance to Ukraine, Russian military affairs specialist Aleksandr Golts says, but he argues that Moscow “does not have the resources” it would need for “a full-scale occupation” of these and other Ukrainian regions. In an interview […]

Preparing for War, Putin Fired Officers Who Warned Him of Its Dangers, Kiev Analyst Says

August 11, 2014

Staunton, August 9 – Oleg Soskin, a Ukrainian political analyst, says that Vladimir Putin’s dismissal of 18 senior officers and other officials shows that he is preparing for a major war and does not want to listen to anyone who points to the dangers of that strategy, perhaps concerned that he might not be able […]