161222 map art 00Bellingcat released its latest report «Putin’s Undeclared War: Summer 2014 – Russian Artillery Strikes against Ukraine». In this report, an under-reported aspect of Russian military involvement in the conflict is fully investigated: artillery attacks against Ukraine in summer 2014.

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160811 Back in USSRThe year before the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (CACDS) predicted the permanent reinforcement of global turbulence with the reinforcement of destabilisation in August-September 2016. Corrosion of the system of international relations, the futility of the UN, OSCE and other international organizations, the conceptual crisis of the EU, the election race in the US - all these factors create an ideal space for the Kremlin’s new shady undertaking in the post-Soviet states.

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rus germ 0Relations between Germany and Russia are quite ambiguous. Although the military-technical cooperation between the two countries was not on such a large scale as, for example, between Russia and France, Germany has traditionally been an important trade and economic partner of Russia.

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rus hung0While the case with France or Italy is more or less clear:  there is just business and "historical ties" and nothing personal there, but the case with Greece and Hungary is a vivid fact of KGB hostage countries, to which its favourite proven tactics has been applied for decades: bribery and blackmail.

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