Tag: Russian General Staff

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 […]

Putin’s Actions in Ukraine Following Script by Russian General Staff a Year Ago

June 20, 2014

Staunton, June 18 – The strategy and tactics Vladimir Putin has been employing in Ukraine represent an amazingly precise implementation of ideas outlined and published by General Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian General Staff more than a year ago, another indication that the Kremlin leader has not been acting extemporaneously in response to […]