CFR video on Ukraine’s Road Ahead

Great think tank video on the current situation in Eastern Europe:

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“Stalin’s Successor Is Teaching”

Great article on how the U.S. military’s
“preoccupation with “irregular warfare,” the self-defeating interventions, and conflicts with insurgents that have no armies, no air forces, no air defenses and no naval strength — these have left the U.S. unprepared for current and future crises,” such as what is currently occurring in Ukraine.

Macgregor, Doug. “Stalin’s Successor Is Teaching.” Armed Forces Journal. March 4, 2014. http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/stalins-successor-is-teaching/

The Pentagon Channel. “Hagel: Sequestration Is Downsizing the U.S. Military.” Youtube. November 18, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0beHLoT9jEk

 

Kygryz Foreign Ministry does not Consider Yanukovych the Legitimate President of Ukraine

“The Kyrgyz Republic condemns all actions aimed at destabilizing the situation in Ukraine.”

Euromaidan PR

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The Kyrgyz Republic shares the concern of the international community regarding the escalation of tension in Ukraine,” Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

“The Kyrgyz Republic condemns all actions aimed at destabilizing the situation in Ukraine. Therefore, we consider the statement of Viktor Yanukovych on March 11 inappropriate and inadequate.

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Russian Army ‘Ratnik’ Project

 

The ‘Ratnik’ project is the Russian Army’s initiative to update equipment using PALS webbing and digital camouflage. The little green men in Crimea have been using this equipment, suggesting they are being supplied by Russian military logistics. The equipment is lightweight and supports various communication, navigation, and armor improvements over previous models.

 

Defense Russia. “Russian Army to Receive Innovated Gear in 2014.” October 22, 2013. http://defencerussia.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/russian-army-to-receive-innovative-gear-in-2014/

Indian Defense Forum. “Modern Infantry Equipment Updates.” http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/land-forces/32807-modern-infantry-equipment-updates.html

Military.com. “The Ratnik Future Soldier System.” October 21, 2013. http://www.military.com/video/guns/rifles/the-ratnik-future-soldier-system/2759276231001/

Mr. Battlefield Video. “Russian Army, ‘Ratnik’ Suit HD.” Youtube. March 22, 2013.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnFuzU0QknY

Nekhai, Oleg. “Russian Troops to Receive Innovative Battle Suit  ‘Ratnik’.”  July 12, 2013. http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_07_12/Russian-troops-to-receive-new-battle-suit-Ratnik-9990/

RiaNovosti. “Ratnik Combat Gear Testing.” http://en.ria.ru/photolents/20121129/177802480.html

——. “Russian Military to Adopt ‘Future Soldier’ Gear in 2014.” October 20, 2013. http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131020/184248906.html

Vexed123. “Latest Russian High Tech Military Equipment for Infantry.” Youtube. December 7, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QswV8tnrTik

INVASION OF CRIMEA – March 11, 2014 – SUMMARY

Only 6,000 Ukrainian soldiers are battle-ready…

Voices of Ukraine

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk, Information Resistance

infres_logo The new “Information Resistance” logo designed by Mikhail Golovachko.

11.03.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Brothers and sisters!
Here is the summary of March 11.

(for summary of the previous day, see
Summary of March 10).

The bad news:

1. Russian occupants in Crimea mounted a solid defense, reinforcing the defense of the land bridge between Crimea and mainland Ukraine. Their number one objective is the referendum. If they do decide to creep further inland, towards Kherson, while simultaneously breaching our eastern border from the southeast – they will only do so after their theft of Crimea is complete. Therefore, tensions probably won’t escalate before March 16th. This isn’t, however, a positive signal – just an indication that the Russians are trying hard to create an impression of legitimacy for their determined efforts to drag the peninsula off to Russia.

Time…

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Online interactive map of the Russian occupation of Crimea released

Pretty cool situational updates on Russian forces in Crimea.

Euromaidan PR

1962737_241121139405029_1945666540_n An an open-source map designed to help spread accurate, timely information about the Russian occupation of Crimea has been released. Data is drawn from various open and private sources. The author asks to contribute what you know.

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