Tag: Russia invaded Ukraine

RISI Article Suggests New Russian Attacks in Ukraine Likely in Near Future, Kirillova Says

December 8, 2015

Staunton, December 8, 2015 At the end of November, an article by Andrey Vadzhra for the influential Russian Institute for Strategic Investigations (RISI) repeated many of the themes that have become commonplace in Russian commentaries about Ukraine, but it also contained a serious warning: “a new phase of war” is now “inevitable. Vadzhra’s article, Kseniya […]

If Ukraine’s Separatists Get Their “100,000 Volunteers,” They May Be Mostly Russian Soldiers

February 3, 2015

With fighting raging in Ukraine and any sign of a legitimate peace agreement gone over this latest round of fighting, both Kiev and the rebels are looking to beef up their numbers and prepare for what is sure to be another long stretch of fighting. Apparently the self-declared “Donetsk People’s Republic,” or DNR, has grand […]

To Challenge Putin, Russian Opposition Must Oppose Him on Crimea, Skobov Says

November 11, 2014

Staunton, November 11 – Failure to challenge Vladimir Putin about the Crimean Anschluss, “the cornerstone of today’s ‘Putin consensus,’” works to the benefit of the Kremlin leader whose uses the absence of objections to his actions to “create the illusion of moral justification” for what he has done, according to Aleksandr Skobov. And consequently, the […]