1002_БТР 4Prior to the start of combat actions in Donbas, Ukraine’s Armed Forces and other security forces were armed largely with weapons left behind by the Soviet Army after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Additions of newly-made weapons, for different reasons, were quite rare and very limited in numbers. But Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has changed the situation regarding the provision of security forces with upgraded as well as newly made Ukrainian weapons, especially armored vehicles.

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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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