Tag: Valentin Badrak

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 […]

Moscow Now Emphasizing Subversion Over Direct Aggression in Ukraine, Kyiv Analyst Says

September 29, 2015

Staunton, September 29 No one should conclude that the current lull in the fighting in the Donbass marks the end of Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine, according to Valentin Badrak, head of the Kyiv Center for the Military, Conversion and Disarmament. Instead, it points to a shift toward more subversive actions inside the rest of Ukraine. […]