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Russian Blackwater: Moscow PMCs will be licensed and controlled by the FSB

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem

Source: moskprf.ru The Russian government is working on a plan for the establishment of private security forces. It is assumed that these non-state actors will be involved in politically sensitive situations  Russian lawmakers and military...

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European Union-Russia’s FSB, SVR chiefs, DNR, LNR authorities on sanction list

On July 25, 2014 by stratagem

Source: famagusta-gazette Director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Mikhail Fradkov and President of Russian North Caucasian Republic of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov were put on...

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Russia Fears Prompt NATO to Look East for HQ

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Atlantic Council The shift in posture is being proposed by General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s top commander in Europe. He plans to recommend placing supplies — weapons, ammunition and ration packs — at the...

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Russia delivering Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Su-25 fighters, Mi-28 attack helicopters and mobile Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air to Iraq

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Daily Star Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defense minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of...

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Foreign Fighters Join Kiev’s Azov Battalion To Fight Pro-Russian Separatists

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Ilgiornale Translated by Yandex BLACK MEN The civil war in Ukraine more and more bloody and forgotten group in the first line of a department of the faithful in Kiev, which joined the...

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Whoever brought down MH17 had extensive training, US Army Major General

On July 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: SMH Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts. Taking down Malaysia Airlines...

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Russia creates anti-ballistic control arc along its border

On July 17, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Itar Tass Voronezh-DM new radar station of the missile attack warning system will be put on trial combat duty in the area of the city of Yeniseisk in East Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk territory...

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Sci-fi Writers Predicted Civil War in Ukraine

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note:Intelligence Officers have to be very aware of these novels since Fyodor Berezin is Defense Minister and commander of the Armed forces of the People’s Republic of Donetsk. Related Article-The Spy Novelist Who Knows...

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Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Ukrainian air force likely launching airstrikes on command and control sites held by pro russian defense forces, however without an explanation from Ukraine Military command the airstrikes are hitting targets blindly. This...

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Ukraine submits evidence of Russian covert action

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: What I find interesting is the US/EU based new sources are quick to disseminate information regarding Russia’s involvement in Eastern Ukraine, but quickly dismiss US/EU  operations in all of Ukraine as nothing more than...

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Russia to reopen SIGINT station in Cuba

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: RBTH Russia and Cuba have agreed in principle to reactive the electronic monitoring station at Lourdes, near Havana. Moscow abandoned it in 2001, lacking the means to continue to operate a station...

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Russian nationalist thinker Dugin sees war with Ukraine

On July 10, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: BBC A prominent Russian ultra-nationalist philosopher has told BBC News that war between Russia and Ukraine “is inevitable” and has called on President Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine “to...

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Ukraine: 3 bridges blown up in bid to slow assault on Donetsk

On July 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: CBC Three bridges on key roads leading into the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were blown up Monday — an apparent attempt to slow down any possible assault by government forces on the...

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Private military companies to be in Russian reserve force in case of mobilization

On July 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source:Voice of Russia The Russian Defense Ministry will take under control Russian private military companies (PMC) and will be able to use them in the event of imposing a state of emergency in...

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Ukraine Armed Forces Take Slavyansk – Artillery Shelling of Lugansk Cuts Electricity and Water Supplies

On July 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: FT | Itar Tass Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s breakaway eastern regions have vowed to fight on after fleeing Slavyansk in convoys of tanks and military vehicles to regroup in Donetsk, the provincial capital. Secessionist fighters spent the...

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Russia Uses Sberbank to Flex Its Financial Muscle

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Business Week A quarter century ago, when communist regimes in central and eastern Europe tumbled one after another, the economically devastated Soviet Union could do nothing but watch. The USSR fell apart,...

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NATO to set up Latvia Strategic Communications Propaganda Center to Counter Russia

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Itar-Tass Officials of Latvia, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Britain, and Germany have signed a memorandum on setting up NATO’s center for strategic communications in Riga, the capital of Latvia.  A report released...

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