Syrian War Is Not Over Yet

Syrian War Is Not Over Yet

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 December 2017 Syrian War Is Not Over Yet En route to Egypt, Vladimir Putin stopped in Syria where he declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria and announced a troop withdrawal. His statement constitutes a part of the presidential campaign...
“Coup” in Lugansk

“Coup” in Lugansk

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 22 November 2017 “Coup” in Lugansk After a provocation on the so-called “November 5th Revolution”, about which we wrote a dozen or so days ago, the FSB, feeling threatened by the growing strength of competing power...
Diplomacy and Raids

Diplomacy and Raids

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 6 November 2017 Diplomacy and Raids The breakthrough of October and November brought some significant Russian actions on the Syrian front – both military and diplomatic ones. Even though Russia has succeeded in the first issue, it seems that it...
Zapad-2017: preparations completed

Zapad-2017: preparations completed

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 7 September 2017 Zapad-2017: preparations completed A week before the official start of joint Russian and Belarusian maneuvers, for the first time a top western politician questioned the officially given number of servicemen to participate in...
Who’s Afraid of Zapad 2017

Who’s Afraid of Zapad 2017

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 August 2017 Who’s Afraid of Zapad 2017 It is not Poland, neither the Baltic states nor Belarus. However, the Zapad 2017 military exercise can be a threat to Ukraine. Russian battalions’ presence in Belarus may mean that the North Front...
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