Tag: paratroopers

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 166: Ukraine’s Borders Are Attacked Overnight

August 2, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog 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 links to individual updates click on the timestamps. For […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 26: Has the War Already Started?

March 15, 2014

Has the war already started? There are unconfirmed reports of two dead in Kharkiv, an explosion at Kharkiv University, and Russian paratroopers on the ground in mainland Ukraine. We’ll be tracking developments and sorting rumor from report as the day goes on.   Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 22: Kiev Establishes a New National Guard

March 11, 2014

While the world waits to see what happens after Crimea’s March 16th referendum on joining Russia, there is plenty of activity in Ukraine. Russia continues to establish its stronghold in Crimea, while Kiev is arresting former government officials and has now issued arrest warrants for leaders of the Crimean government. Meanwhile, both sides continue to […]

Could Russia Send Troops to the Crimea?

February 25, 2014

Many Western publications are asking whether Russia will militarily intervene in Ukraine, particularly in the southeast region of Crimea. We have been following this question very closely. But this isn’t just a question being asked in the West — the Russian media is asking the exact same question. Some in Russia are as worried for […]