Russian Policy Towards the Arctic

Russian Policy Towards the Arctic

SPECIAL REPORTS Date: 14 December 2018 Russian Policy Towards the Arctic Russia under Vladimir Putin regards the Arctic as a strategically important region whose assets may make it play a key role. From Russia’s perspective, all ongoing climate changes...
Russia Sends Its Bombers to Venezuela

Russia Sends Its Bombers to Venezuela

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 December 2018 Russia Sends Its Bombers to Venezuela Russia has long backed the Venezuelan leftist regime, mainly by granting oil-backed loans from the state-owned giant Rosneft, a step that provided Moscow with a loyal ally in its conflict...
The Russian Sword of Damocles over Ukraine

The Russian Sword of Damocles over Ukraine

Ukraine Monitor Date: 12 December 2018 The Russian Sword of Damocles over Ukraine Kiev warns that Russia can openly attack Ukraine. The incident in the Kerch Strait was supposed to be a prelude testing the reaction of the West. President Petro Poroshenko talks about...
Russia’s GRU: New Chief, Same Goals

Russia’s GRU: New Chief, Same Goals

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 December 2018 Russia’s GRU: New Chief, Same Goals Vice Admiral Igor Kostyukov is the first naval officer nominated to head the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He was appointed the...
Baltic States about the Kerch Crisis

Baltic States about the Kerch Crisis

BALTIC MONITOR Date: 7 December 2018 Baltic States about the Kerch Crisis Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were one of the first countries to react on the Russian activities in the Sea of Azov. Three Baltic states have been politically and morally supporting Ukraine in...
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