Tag: Russian-occupied Crimea

No Casualties Reported But Fighting Intense Around Mariupol; Ukrainians Mark Anniversary of Holodomor

November 26, 2016

There were no casualties reported today by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, but fighting remained intense particularly around Mariupol. Ukrainians marked the 82nd anniversary of Stalin’s terror-famine, known as the Holodomor.

Kommersant Reports Names of Two Russian Soldiers Allegedly Killed in Crimean Border Clashes

August 18, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Citing sources “close to the investigation,” Kommersant has reported further information from a criminal case opened up in connection with the deaths of FSB officer Roman Kamenev and an Airborne Troops contract soldier Semyon Sychev, thus revealing the names of the soldiers killed. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be […]

Kyiv Must Use Military Means to Recover Occupied Territories Now, Borovoy Says

October 26, 2015

Staunton, October 25 – Now that Vladimir Putin is focused on Syria and clearly unlikely to stop there, the Ukrainian government should take advantage of the situation by moving militarily to reclaim Russian-occupied territories in the Donbass and Crimea, according to Konstantin Borovoy. “The attention of the Russian president has been distracted” for the moment […]

Putinism is What the White Russians Might Have Implemented Had They Won, Pastukhov Says

May 25, 2015

Staunton, May 25 — Given the recrudescence of Soviet institutions in the Russian-occupied Crimea and Donbass, ever more people are playing the game of “what if” – “what if” the August 1991 putsch or October 1993 clash in Moscow had ended another way or “what if” the anti-Bolshevik White Russians had defeated Lenin and returned […]

FSB Sets the Stage for New Crackdown in Crimea and Across Russia

February 18, 2015

Staunton, February 18 – The head of the FSB in Crimea says that “anti-Russian risings do not yet threaten” the peninsula but that Western intelligence services are creating the basis for them, a claim that the Russian security services are likely to invoke as justification for a sweeping new crackdown. And one commentator with whom […]