Monthly Archives: July 2020

Khodakovsky admits that militants of Vostok not only robbed citizens, but also killed their comrade-in-arms

Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky has admitted that in 2014, his militants not only robbed civilians, but also shot in the back of their comrade-in-arms. He wrote this in social networks. Responding to a question from a woman who complained that the Vostok was grabbing cars, Khodakovsky wrote that he understood her desire as “to rub my

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The U.S. Navy Is Gearing up for a Massive War Game to Deter Russia

Enter Sea Breeze 2020. by Kris Osborn Russian and U.S. maritime assets appear to be watching one another even more closely as tensions mount in Ukraine; undersea reconnaissance technologies improve; Russian submarines expand their capabilities and America readies for a massive wargame in the Black Sea.  U.S. Navy Destroyers will soon conduct major warfare operations in the Black Sea as part of a

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Russia Ditches Goal of Becoming Top 5 Economy

President Vladimir Putin confirms national development goals delayed from 2024 to 2030. Russia has dropped its target of becoming one of the world’s five largest economies in a sweeping reset of its ambitious national development goals. The goal was outlined by President Vladimir Putin following his reelection in 2018, but has been left out of Russia’s new social and economic

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Russia report: UK ‘top target’ for Russia

Russia sees the UK as one of its “top targets” in the West, according to the Intelligence and Security Committee. The ISC’s long-awaited report said Russian influence in the UK was “the new normal“, and accused successive governments of welcoming the country’s oligarchs “with open arms”. It called for “immediate action” to help intelligence services tackle “this very capable adversary”.

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THREE SWORDS

The Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade is preparing to host its first international exercise as the brigade emerges as a fully operational actor in European security. ​ The success of the “Hetman Konstantiyn Ostrogskiy” Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade (LITPOLUKR) represents a new era of multilateral security cooperation in Europe. Lithuanian, Polish, and Ukrainian efforts to bolster European stability in the wake of Russia’s destabilizing invasion

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THE KREMLIN’S WEAKENING GRIP

Edward Lucas Once Firmly in Control, Putin Now Faces New Challenges to His Rule   How fragile is Russia? Under Vladimir Putin that question has seemed largely irrelevant. The excitements of the 1990s, when rebellious regions routinely ignored instructions from the Kremlin and even talked of having their own embassies and currencies, are a distant memory. The “power vertical,” with rule

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JFO HQ reveals enemy death toll in Donbas over week

23:55, 20 July 2020 WAR 363 0 Russian occupying forces’ casualties over the past week totaled 25 people. The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) has disclosed the enemy death toll in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, over the week. “According to confirmed intelligence data, Russian occupying forces’ casualties over the past week totaled 25 people, namely: 11 people were killed, and

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Russia report: Long-awaited publication to detail threat to UK

By Gordon Corera Security correspondent It has been a long time coming but the British public are finally about to see the details of the “Russia report”. Nearly a year-and-a-half after it was completed, the report will be published by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee on Tuesday morning. It is expected to provide an overview of the threat Russia poses

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Supreme Court Chief Justice criticizes Saakashvili’s reform ideas as ‘slogans without concrete proposals, no dialogue’

     Supreme Court Chief Justice Valentyna Danishevska has said she does not see specific proposals for reforming the judicial system of Ukraine in the statements of the head of the executive committee of the National Reforms Council Mikheil Saakashvili or any attempt by the National Council to communicate with the judiciary. In an exclusive interview with the Interfax-Ukraine agency, she

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‘A naked brutality worthy of the Nazis’: ED LUCAS on the harrowing evidence of Beijing’s concentration camps dedicated to ‘re-educating’ a million or more Muslims

By Ed Lucas For The Daily Mail22:16 BST 20 Jul 2020 , updated 01:19 BST 21 Jul 2020 Dawn breaks in the crowded prison cell. Not everyone is asleep — conditions are so cramped in the 70-square-yard space that 15 of the 60 inmates have to stand to give others their turn to lie down. The lack of privacy is

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