New Year, Same War

New Year, Same War

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 January 2018 New Year, Same War The attack on the Russian air base in Syria in Khmeimim confirms the forecasts of the Warsaw Institute, according to which the accomplishment of Russia’s military campaign in Syria, announced by Vladimir...
Purges in Luhansk

Purges in Luhansk

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 3 January 2018 Purges in Luhansk Once Igor Plotnitsky was removed from power after the November coup, many important people have been sacked in the purges. Those who had any connections with the overthrown leader are now being removed from their...
Black Clouds over Bastrykin

Black Clouds over Bastrykin

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 3 January 2018 Black Clouds over Bastrykin In the last days of December, officers of the Investigative Directorate of the FSB detained another important person in the case against Zakhar Kalashov aka Shakro Molodoy. As a result, a former colonel...
Cold War 2.0: A New Front

Cold War 2.0: A New Front

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 December 2017 Cold War 2.0: A New Front Conquering Raqqa and vanquishing the so-called Islamic State closed only a certain stage of the war. It is far from the full pacification of Syria and the reconstruction of the country, while jihadists...
Syrian Express on the NATO Flank

Syrian Express on the NATO Flank

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 December 2017 Syrian Express on the NATO Flank One of the goals of the Russian involvement in the war in Syria, apart from saving Assad’s regime and fighting against Daesh (which was the least important, though), was building a strong...
Russian Bridgehead in the Balkans

Russian Bridgehead in the Balkans

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 22 December 2017 Russian Bridgehead in the Balkans Serbia is increasing its portfolio of arms purchases in Russia. The recent visit of President Aleksandar Vučic to Moscow confirmed that Belgrade had explicitly favoured military cooperation with...
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